Constitution & Canons  

Revised 2015.  Click here.

Diocese of Kootenay Policy and Organization Workbook
(POW Book)

Policies are listed below in numerical order.
Click on the policy number to see the policy in full. 

For a searchable Alphabetical Index by Subject, click here.

2.1.1    Authorized Liturgies (2007)

2.1.2    Guidelines for Resolving Differences and Addressing Conflicts in Church Life (2007)

2.1.3    Open Table (Ad Clerum Pentecost 2011)

2.1.4    Same-Sex Blessings (Ad Clerum Advent 2011)

2.1.5    Licensed Lay Ministry (Ad Clerum Pentecost 2013)

2.1.6    Licensing of Clergy (2015)

2.1.7    Intinction (Sept. 23, 2009)

2.1.8    Use of Holy Oils

2.1.9    Communion Assistants (2015)

5.1.0     Sponsored Worshipping Communities (March 2015)

5.2.1     Kootenay Fair Share (Nov. 2013) formerly Diocesan Family Budget 

5.2.3     Kootenay Forward Fund (March 1998)

5.2.4     Diocesan Synod Expenses (March 1998)

5.2.5     Congregational Loans and Mortgages (March 2015)

5.2.6a)  Gift and Memorial Policy (REVISED March 2015)

5.2.6b)  Gift Policy concerning Clergy (REVISED March 2015)

5.2.7     Rental of Church Facilities (July 2011)    Temporary Occupancy Permit

5.2.8     Clergy Honoraria (Pastoral Services) (March 2012)

5.2.9     Legal Services

5.2.10a  Investment Advisory Committee (September 2013)

5.2.10b  Consolidated Diocesan Trust Policy (September 2013)

5.4.1     Worship Practice - click here for Authorized Liturgies

5.4.1b    Public Distribution of Holy Communion by Deacons and Lay People (2013) - click here

5.4.5     Weddings (November 2001) - policy combined with 5.4.6 and updated

5.4.6     Information for Priests Registered under the Marriage Act of British Columbia (Nov. 2014)

5.4.8     The Burial of the Dead (October 1989)

5.4.9     Stained Glass Windows (January 2002)

5.5.1     Regulations concerning Shared Ministries (May 2004)

5.5.2     Baptismal Ministry:  Ministry Paper #1 (January 1996)

5.5.3     Support of Baptismal Ministry:  Ministry Paper #2 (January 1996)

5.5.4     Policies for Licensed Lay Ministers (May 2013) 

5.5.7     Permission for Lay Persons to Assist in the Administration of Holy Communion
              (December 2003)

5.6.1     REVISED Clergy Compensation (Jan 2016)

 Clergy Compensation Agreement (May 1, 2013)

5.6.1a  Clergy and Lay Workers’ Vacations (March 2015)

5.6.2     Payroll (May 2013)

5.6.3     Salary for Synod Office Staff (March 2014)

5.6.4     Medical Services Plan (June 1986)

5.6.5     Extended Health Benefits - see items below
5.6.6     General Synod Group Life Insurance Plan - see items below
5.6.7     Dental Plan - see items below

5.6.8     Car Replacement Fund (March 2011)

5.6.9     Rollason Car Loan Fund (October 1989)

5.6.10    Continuing Education Plan (March 2015) 

5.6.11    Clergy Contributory Moving Fund (March 2015)

5.6.11a) Clergy Moving Policy (REVISED March 2015)

5.6.12    REVISED Rectory Policy (Nov. 2015)

5.6.13    REVISED Travel Rates (January 2015)

5.6.13b   Diocesan Meeting Accommodation Guidelines (December 2007)

5.6.14    Honorarium & Travel for Relief Ministers in the Occasional Absence of the Incumbent
             (REVISED Sept. 2016)

5.6.15    Maternal/Paternal Leave (March 2015)

5.6.15a) Short Term Disability Leave (September 2013)

5.6.16    Summary Clergy Benefits - see Treasurers' Handbook on this website's Resources page

5.6.17    Employee Assistance Program (February 2002)

5.6.18    Employment of Parish Lay Staff (January 2002)

5.6.19    NEW Criminal Record Checks (November 2014)

5.6.20    Definition of Full-time/Part-time Incumbent Ministry (November 2011)

7.6.0      Properties Officer (November 1997)

7.6.4      Executive Assistant to the Bishop (January 1993)

7.6.5      Clergy Compensation Committee (February 2013)

7.6.6      Regional Representatives to Diocesan Council (October 1980)

7.6.7      Regional Deans (March 1999)

7.6.8      Personnel Commission - Procedures (June 1993)

7.6.8b)   Personnel Commission - Guidelines (October 1993)

7.6.9      Bishop's Discretionary Fund (June 1992)

7.6.9b)   Training Fund (May 2013)

7.6.10    Sexual Assault Policy (March 1998)

7.6.11    Perpetual Care Committee (Cemeteries, Graveyards, Columbaria) (Sept. 2013)

7.6.12    Diocesan Privacy Policy