To:          Parishes, Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers

From:     Canon Gordon Redden, Executive Director

Date:      April 20, 2020

Subject:  Revision to Diocesan Policy 2.1.9 (Fees for Occasional Services)

On April 18th, 2020, Diocesan Council amended Policy 2.1.9 to require service fees to be paid when public worship in church buildings is not possible but where services of worship are provided in other ways (for example, liturgies and sermons distributed by email, recorded services posted to websites or live services streamed on the internet).

These changes are effective immediately.

Diocesan Council has asked the Human Resources VSST to consider other minor changes to the policy and to report to the next regular meeting of Diocesan Council.