Clergy Housing

Coronavirus (Covid-19) notice
If you are self-isolating or are feeling unwell please let the property helpdesk know.

We have a duty to ensure we all stay safe and do not wish the contractors being unnecessarily put at risk whist undertaking organised jobs, nor do we wish to incur costs for abortive call outs.

We appreciate this is a difficult time but please be courteous to others and give us notice if you cannot have contractors in or at your home.  This is a difficult time as we all are aware and we need to ensure we all stay safe.  Equally we need to think of others who are experiencing hardships due to the lack of work so please do not abort work unnecessarily or without good cause.

Update (24 March 2020) The DBF has now moved to position of only undertaking essential emergency works only where they can be safely undertaken. More information on this page dedicated to providing you the latest information on building maintenance during Covid-19 pandemic

The property department supports clergy and their families with accommodation appropriate to their needs and, as far as possible, relieves them of domestic concerns in order that they may concentrate upon their pastoral responsibilities.

The team comprises:

  • Jo Long, Head of Property Services, who ensures the housing stock of the Diocese of Bath and Wells is maintained and managed within an agreed budget.
  • Ali Walker, Co-ordinator, who manages the vacant property processes.  Ali also liaises with Greenslade Taylor Hunt in the management of the Board’s Glebe portfolio which is constantly under review for value to ensure investment levels are maintained.
  • Property Administrator, Suzette Berry, provides front line response to housing enquiries in addition to providing admin support for the team.

The property department is committed to delivering a high standard of service.  Please contact the department if you have any questions or concerns regarding clergy housing matters.

Please note that we are currently updating  much of our literature and downloadable resources will be available shortly.  In the meantime please don’t hesitate to contact the department for further advice.

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