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Last updated 17th May 2019

Important information for clergy

The latest important information for incumbents received at the Diocesan Offices.

As of March 2019, this page is still in development. It won't feature every key update at this stage, but it is live now to help with evaluation.

Updates appear in month order (most recent month first). All material archived annually.

May 2019

National Churches Trust. If your church has opened a new extension, completed a re-ordering scheme or undergone a major repair or conservation project, enter it for 2019 UK Church Architecture Awards


April 2019

Clergy Walking Days. Information about the next Clergy Walking Day from Pillar to Wasdale in the company of Archdeacon Mark and Bishop Philip. Book your place soon.  


March 2019

Safeguarding and parish websites. All parishes are now required to make their local safeguarding arrangements clearly accessible via the home page of their parish website. Click the link for more details.

Circles of Impact: Funerals, bereavement and communities. CofE conference on site at the National Funerals Exhibition, Warwickshire, June 7/8, 2019. Clergy can apply under CME, or PCCs may wish to fund. 
Bursary awards for clergy. Ecclesiastical Insurance has opened its popular Ministry Bursary Awards (MBAs) to applications for 2020 clergy sabbaticals. Click the link to go to more information on Ecclesiastical website. 

Parish Safeguarding Checklist is a short summary of the what a parish needs to do to meet its safeguarding requirements. And this page of the Diocesan website has a full Parish Safeguarding Toolkit. 

Brexit, Banns and EEA/Swiss Nationals: Click for Information from the Faculty Office, already circulated by our Registrar, Rev Paul Benfield. Questions to Paul via 

Preaching - keeping it fresh. A 48 hour residential led by Bishop Philip. Register your details now to allow costs to be met through clergy CME grant. The bishop has also written to clergy

Chrism Eucharist. Maundy Thursday, 18 April at 11am in the Cathedral.  Bishop Julian to preside, preach and consecrate oils. All Deacons and Priests are invited to renew their ordination vows