Congregations in Transition
Click here to see a listing of congregations currently in transition in the Diocese.
Clergy Disciplinary Process
Clergy Disciplinary Process under the "new" Title IV
Title IV Disciplinary Canon and Agreement with the Dioceses of Maine and New Hampshire (2010)
Letter from Bishop Thomas Ely to clergy regarding Title IV, July 2011
Constitution & Canons
Note that the information previously contained in the Diocesan Handbook is being made available by specific listings and groupings rather than in a Handbook Section. For example, for Diocesan Council membership, click on the Governance/Diocesan Council tab found on the Home Page. This applies to all Diocesan, Provincial, and The Episcopal Church listings, and listings of clergy (canonically resident, licensed, and willing to supply), information previously contained in Sections 1 and 2 of the Handbook. Information on congregations and their leadership, can now be found by using "Quick Link - Find a Church."
Click here for Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines (previously Section 4).
Forms (previously included in Section 5) are linked on this page or on the Congregations Resources page.
Grants administered by the Congregational Support and Resources Committee
Download McClure/Discovery 2000 Initiative II Application (Talent and Resource Network)
Download McClure/Discovery 2000 Initiative III Application (Congregational Renewal and Emergency Assistance)
Download Walter P. Irish Grant Application (assistance for churches in small towns)
Go here for links to resources regarding church property insurance.
Letter of Transfer
It is customary in the Episcopal Church that when you move from one parish to another, you so do by Letter of Transfer. This can be accomplished by the Parish Secretary requesting a Letter of Transfer from your former parish. Once the Letter of Transfer is received, you become a member of the church you have transferred to.
Download a Letter of Transfer form.
Declaration of Intent Form, Holy Matrimony
Declaration of Intent Form, Holy Union
Matrimony/Holy Union Consent Forms
Report of the Diocese of Vermont Task Force on the Blessing of Persons Living in Same Gender Relationships (June 2004)
Letter to Vermont Clergy regarding Blessings and marriage for same sex couples
Safer Church Training
Go here for information on Safer Church Training for clergy and lay leaders.
Download Diocese of Vermont Policies and Procedures Relating to Sexual Misconduct
Download Diocese of Vermont Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth/Standards and Practical Applications for Anyone Working with Children or Youth
Download the safer church training manual, Honoring Our Relationships.
Click here for a listing of Supply Clergy
Compensation Schedule for Supply Clergy:
$100.00 for one Service, plus mileage, plus out of pocket expenses
$125.00 for two Services, plus mileage, plus out of pocket expenses
56.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven (2013 Current IRS Rate)
14 cents a mile when giving services to a charitable organization