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Financial Care for Christians, Clergy and their families.

Diocesan Pensions Committee —

Anglican Financial Care particularly provides for the care of clergy and lay employees and administers a variety of funds. They also provide a Christian Kiwi Saver scheme that more generally available. The Diocese of Dunedin also has a local Pensions Committee which works alongside Anglican Financial Care to provide additional support.

Anglican Financial Care has the following services

Pension fund: Stipendiary Clergy contribute to this fund and they and their spouses have access to a pension and benefits upon retirement.

It is less well known that Anglican Financial Care administers other schemes and funds which are available to others, as well as to Stipendiary Clergy.

Christian Kiwi Saver Scheme- ethical investments available to Christians.

Christian Kiwisaver Scheme Christian KiwiSaver Scheme


Clergy Widows and Orphans Endowment

Welfare Fund- Financial assistance for Clergy, Spouses and dependents. Means tested.

Health Fund- Available to ordained people over 65 years not engaged in regular paid work and their spouses. Not means-tested e.g dental, hearing aids, home help, surgery and diagnostics.

Mortgages- available to clergy, widows and widowers, members of Christian Kiwi Saver, Parishioners.

This information is summarised below:

What are you eligible for? 

Have a look at the illustration attached. Specific information and your eligibility may be obtained from: Anglican Financial Care

  • Clergy, Spouses and dependents may wish to discuss these matters with the Bishop or their Archdeacon.
  • Retired Clergy - the position of Bishop's Chaplain to Retired Clergy is currently vacant. In the interim please contact Nicola Wong, EA to Bishop Steven, who will be able to assist - bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz telephone (03) 488 0826, 
Anglican Financial Care Eligibility - Click on illustration above for more information. — Image by: Andrew Metcalfe


Diocese of Dunedin Pension Committee and Clergy Benevolent Funds

This local Committee advises about the allocation of benevolent funds available to clergy within the Diocese. This is controlled by Statute 15 The Clergy Benevolent Fund Statute 1988 (2006). 

While Anglican Financial Care offers grants and loans this local committee more usually offers grants of smaller monetary amounts.

  • Clergy (stipended and non-stipendiary, retired and in active ministry or their widows and widowers) are invited to apply to this committee if they require financial support. In the past items such as dental work, glasses, children's education costs, vestments for the newly ordained and some moving expenses have been supported.
  • If Clergy are finding electricity costs difficult over winter, and your parish is not able to support you, please get in touch with the Committee, as it may be able to help.
  • Support may also available for Clergy who have retired and may have costs associated with this e.g. relocation from a church provided house to a private home. Please contact us to find out more.
  • The Committee asks that receipts or quotations are supplied. Requests are to  usually be made prior to, or within 3 months of, being incurred.
  • The Committee may recommend that a request be declined or supported in full or in part.

Requests should be sent to Mrs Nicola Wong at the Diocesan Office bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz, telephone (03) 488 0826, Monday to Friday 8.30am - 2pm. Nicola can also offer further information.

Current (2021) Members of this Committee, appointed by the Diocesan Council, are:

The Bishop, Mrs N. Wong, Ven J Clark, Rev'd V. Galletly, Mrs S. Kyte.