The income of Anglican clergy is a stipend. Fees for baptisms, weddings and funerals are either assigned direct to the diocese, or a record is kept of such fees to report to the diocese and the stipend is adjusted accordingly through the Church Commissioners. This avoids the situation where some clergy would be paid more than others because they were in an area that has a high number of weddings, for example.
Emotional quotes such as using "an administrative measure effectively to starve him out", are inaccurate and unfair.
Bishop's Press Officer
Diocese of Leicester
Burton on Trent,