Coronavirus guidance (1 April 2020): It is with heavy hearts that we see our wonderful church buildings closed for the moment. Churches are often the oldest buildings in our communities, offering not only a place for worship but also a peaceful place of comfort and of shared history. You can download some useful guidance relating to the care and security of church buildings below, or view it on the dedicated Coronavirus: Care of Church Buildings page.
Within the diocese there are over 500 churches, plus associated church buildings and we also own a stock of housing and land.
Care of churches
Contact the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches for advice on the architecture, archaeology, art and history of places of worship to parishes, our archdeacons and the diocesan chancellor. The Care of Churches section contains a range of information, including details of how to approach the Diocesan Advisory Committee and the faculty process.
Queries related to the management of the clergy housing stock and land is the responsibility of the diocesan property team, headed by Jo Long. Everyday clergy housing queries are handled by Ali Walker and Suzette Berry.
Queries related to the management of the clergy housing stock and land is the responsibility of the diocesan property team, headed by Jo Long supported by Suzette Berry, Annabel Cook and Ali Walker. Visit the Clergy Housing section to find out more about the team and their roles.
To report maintenance issues, please email the Property Helpdesk.
Glebe land matters are handled by Greenslade Taylor Hunt.