Last updated 4th May 2020
Thank you to those of you who have chosen to serve God and your community through the office of Churchwarden.
To assist in your duties you can order a copy of the helpful Churchwarden's Yearbook 2020 at the reduced rate of £8.95 inc p&P by filling in and returning this form or by phone (call 01985 840189). Please have your Visa/Mastercard/Maestro card ready. The latest Yearbook for 2021 is also available at a cost of £13.95 incl p&p (Order Form)
This page outlines a list of the primary duties of a Churchwarden in this Diocese, where we are collectively working together for Vision 2026 Healthy Churches Transforming Communities.
More about Vision 2026 can be found under the 'Vision 2026' heading on the homepage of this website.
You can also read coverage here and here of the 'Primary Visitations' conducted by Rt Rev. Julian Henderson when the Bishop, with the Archdeacons, was responsible for overseeing the swearing in of churchwardens from all our parishes.
Also below the primary duties section you can find links to case studies in relation to the work of a church warden taken from the national Church of England website.
Primary duties and monthly checklist
1. To be a Christian:
2. To be a Christian leader:
3. To work collaboratively in partnership:
4. To co-operate with the Priest in leading the whole mission of the Church:
5. To be the Bishop's Officer:
6. To be Stewards of the church building and furnishings:
7. Other duties:
Case studies to help churchwardens
Help and further advice, including Archdeacons' offices
For further advice and help the Archdeacons' have secretaries who are your first port of call and will pass messages on to the Archdeacons who respond as appropriate. Details about their offices can be found here.