The Department is responsible, through the Archdeaconry Property Committees of the Board of Finance, for 270 houses for parish clergy, including assistant curates, and for the Suffragan Bishops.
All functions are carried out in-house including management, buying, selling, letting and building. Because of longer term uncertainty over the pattern of pastoral care a number of houses are temporarily let in case they are needed again in future, and some of these lettings are managed in house, but those a long way from Salisbury are handled by agents.
Of the many activities of the Department, the provision and care of clergy houses is the primary statutory responsibility. The department is also responsible for the management and maintenance of the Grade I Listed buildings comprising the offices at Church House and the management of the four flats together with the Diocesan Education Centre.
These documents are attached to this page ( = Latest updates):
- General Notes for occupiers and those in charge of empty houses
- The House - An Overview for Newly Appointed Clergy
- Works to Parsonage houses in a Vacancy
- The Occupier’s Duty of Care
- Letting Empty Parsonage Houses
- Internal Decorations Grant
- Provision of Cookers
- Improvements to Clergy Houses
- Security in Clergy Houses
- Preventing Public Rights of Way
- Loss of Amenity Grant Scheme
- Woodblock Floors – advice
- Mobile Gas Heaters – advice
Visit The Church Commissioners page for:
- Parsonages and Glebe Diocesan Manual
- Parsonages: A Design Guide
Contact John Carley or Simon Ferris: email@example.com