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Widows and Dependents Committee

by Michael Ford last modified 30 Sep, 2020 10:54 AM

The Committee exists to support Clergy Widows and Widowers living within the Diocese, whether or not their husbands, wives or civil partners served in this Diocese. Clergy includes Non Stipendiary Ministers (NSMs) as well as Stipendiary Clergy.

The Chair of the group is the Revd Peter Matthews:
19 Berkshire Road, Salisbury, Wilts SP2 8NY.
Tel: 01722 340508 email:

A Bereavement Grant is made to each qualifying Widow or Widower as soon as possible after the decease of their partner. Grants for those in need can also be made at other times. Each Archdeaconry has a Widows Officer and requests for assistance should be made in the first instance to your Officer. The present holders of these posts are:

Sarum Archdeaconry
The Revd Peter Matthews:
19 Berkshire Road, Salisbury, SP2 8NY.
Tel: 01722 340508 email:

Wilts Archdeaconry

Vacant - please contact the Chairman

Dorset Archdeaconry

The Revd Malcolm Hill:
64, St Mary’s Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2LL
Tel: 01202 666076 email: 

Sherborne Archdeaconry
The Revd Dr Jane Culliford
8 Grosvenor Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2BB
Tel: 01305 264360 email:

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