The Church of England has published this document: National Church Institutions Gender Pay Gap Data.
Some press coverage of this:
The Times (behind a paywall) Church of England reveals 40% gender pay gap
Telegraph Church of England reveals 41 per cent gender pay gap in central office
Christian Today Church of England HQ has worse gender pay gap than BBC
We haven’t seen any press release about this, but the daily emailed media report from Church House Westminster had this comment:
Figures show that the pay difference between men and women for nearly three-quarters of staff is less than one per cent, and for half of staff there is no gap in pay. However there are significant differences in the mean and median salaries overall.
A spokesperson is quoted saying: “The data shows where we have more work to do in reducing the difference in pay between men and women in more highly paid roles, and improving the ratio of men to women in the most senior and most junior roles.”
According to the Telegraph report, the spokesperson also said:
“We are taking steps to address these issues including reviewing our job evaluation and pay methodology and making changes to our recruitment strategy to attract a greater diversity of candidates.”
The key to understanding the “gap” lies in this table: