Making a Complaint

The Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 (CDM) provides processes for dealing efficiently and fairly with formal complaints of serious misconduct against members of the clergy.

The CDM applies to all deacons, priests and bishops in the Church of England, even if they are not in active ministry.

Please read the following useful links:


Making a complaint

We expect our clergy to maintain high standards of behaviour but we know on occasion this may not happen. We hope that most problems can be resolved informally.

However formal complaints can be made by using the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003. 

If you wish to make an informal or formal complaint then contact The Bishop of Liverpool's office via


For further details

Please contact the Church Commissioners on 020 799 1747

Or visit the
 Church of England's Legal Services webpage.

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