Like charities and businesses across the country, we have considered how best to operate in the current situation and how best to safeguard our shared mission and work for the future.
The financial pressure facing parishes and individuals is very real and so we have decided to respond by furloughing some Bath and Wells DBF staff under the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
In making this decision we have been guided by a wish to reduce the costs of the diocese as much as possible whilst ensuring that relevant support is still available to parishes and deaneries from the Ministry for Mission, Education and Central Services teams.
A number of staff are being furloughed at various times up until the end of May. During this time, in order to make it as easy as possible for you to access support, we are sharing some team contacts who can either respond to your enquiry or connect you with the most relevant person.
Staff who are not being furloughed will continue to work from home and are contactable using their usual telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.