HR & Payroll

The Arundel and Brighton Diocesan Trust employs some 350 staff in parishes and in the offices of the Diocesan teams.  All staff members can refer any issues to the Chief Operating Officer for the Diocese, Sarah Kilmartin, who is based in Hove and can be contacted E: HR support is provided by Maggie Wares, the Executive Assistant to the COO, who can be contacted on A senior HR consultant is retained to advise us on policies and employee engagement.

The clergy, staff and volunteers of our Diocese are all key actors in spreading the gospel message throughout Surrey, Sussex and Brighton. We take our responsibilities to our staff very seriously and will assist all stakeholders to achieve the strategic objectives of the Diocese which are Prayer, Formation and Mission, as outlined in Bishop Richard's 2030 plan entitled 'The Word who is Life'.

The Diocese is committed to paying all members of staff at a rate equal to or more than the government's National Living Wage, this is currently £9.30 per hour.

Employee Assistance Programme

All staff employed in a parish or Diocesan office, as well as members of the clergy, are entitled to support from Care First, our Employee Assistance Programme.  An informative website and telephone helpdesk are available – see details below.

Employment Resources

New Starter Form

Probation Form

Appraisal Form

Holiday Form


When is the monthly cut off for payroll and expenses?
All payroll and expenses forms must be received in Hove by the close of business on the 10th day of each month. Email

How do I claim for mileage and other expenses?
Complete an expenses form and ensure it is signed off by the Parish Priest or diocesan officer who is expecting to receive it and scan a signed off copy to Expenses can be paid via payroll for staff. Please click here for the expenses form. If you are not a member of staff but are claiming expenses from the Diocese submit the form to Mileage can be claimed at 45p for the first 10,000 miles in each tax year and 25p per mile thereafter. Please keep a log of all mileage claimed.

How do I read my payslip (for members of staff paid through the Diocesan central payroll)?
Please follow the link here.

Your user name is: Firstname.Lastname
Your password is your NI number, but you will be asked to change it first time.

Where can I see the Diocese's Employer’s Liability Insurance Certificate?
Please click below for the current Certificate.