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Last updated 10th September 2019

Important information for clergy

Some important information for incumbents received at the Diocesan Offices.

As of June 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.

August 2019

Following the coming into force of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 major changes in the way marriages are registered are coming ... see our Marriage Law page for more. 

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. 
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.

 

July 2019

Clergy Retreat August: Archdeacon Mark Ireland and his wife Gill, are leading a residential retreat for clergy from 2pm on Monday 12th August until 2pm on Wednesday 14th August. There are still places available; please contact Whalley Abbey on office@whalleyabbey.org or 01254 828400. Cost £130 for full board.

Preaching - keeping it fresh. Reminder of 48 hour residential led by Bishop Philip. Register your details now to allow costs to be met through clergy CME grant. The bishop also wrote to clergy about this in March. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

June 2019

Safeguarding and parish websites. Reminder 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.

Churchyards. For help with management of churchyards/compliance with regulations, visit our churchyard  regulations and churchyard safety pages. These pages are also helpful to point to when managing queries. 

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 registry@napthens.co.uk 

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