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Policy for Maternity/Adoption Leave and Pay for Curates in IME 4-7 (IME Phase Two)

This policy sets out the Diocese of Guildford’s commitment to ensure that Curates in title posts who apply for ‘Family Friendly’ leave are not are disadvantaged or discriminated against in any way.

‘Family Friendly’ leave includes:

  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Parental leave
  • Adoption leave


View the Diocese of Guildford's Family Friendly Policy: Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Policy for Curates in Title Posts (PDF).​

Maternity/Adoption leave and pay

Length of Service Maternity Leave Pay

Less than 26 weeks' service
at the 15th week
before the Expected Week
of Childbirth (EWC)

Up to 52 weeks unpaid


Maternity Allowance may be
payable if you are eligible

Statutory Sick Pay is not payable
whilst you are in receipt of
Maternity Allowance or for the
first 18 weeks
following the start of
your maternity leave or the birth of
your baby

26 weeks' service or more
at the 15th week before
39 weeks paid and
13 weeks unpaid

39 weeks SMP paid: 6 weeks at
90% of earnings and then 33 weeks 
at 90% of earnings or the current statutory
rate whichever is the lesser amount            

One year's continuous
service or more at the 15th week before EWC

39 weeks paid and
13 weeks unpaid
39 weeks OMP paid at full pay
(inclusive of SMP)

All enquiries about the Family Friendly Policy should be made to ​the HR ​Partner, as below.

Lynda Donaldson Lynda Donaldson

HR Director and Head of Safeguarding

01483 790310

Fiona Owen Fiona Owen

HR Partner

01483 790302

SAFEGUARDING The Diocese does not tolerate abuse of any kind. Enquiries
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“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field;

it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

Matthew 13:31

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