Clergy Property and Glebe Management

The  Clergy Property and Glebe Management team are responsible for the care and maintenance of 235 clergy properties, and other diocesan buildings. 

Every year the team assist around twenty clergy and curates to move into or out of our properties and arrange for building works and maintenance to meet the needs of clergy and their families. When properties are vacant, the team aims to generate income for the diocese by renting out the properties. 

Derek Bolt

Diocesan Surveyor  

Derek is responsible for the asset management of Clergy Housing within the Diocese of Salisbury. He is manager of the Property Team who are responsible for the Repairs. Improvements and alterations to the Diocese portfolio.

Email Derek 

Mobile: 07500 660956

Working hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00-17:00

Simon Ferris

Procurement & Property Asset Manager

Simon is responsible for the delivery of  the DBF  procurement framework and sources  the  suppliers  and  contractors who help us with emergency and general repairs and maintenance across the Diocesan property portfolio and other key service contracts.

Simon oversees the buying and  selling  of  properties and associated conveyancing  with  Wilsons Solicitors, manages the relationship with Strutt and  Parker on glebe development and appoints agents on the letting of rental properties. Simon  arranges  the  insurance, upkeep, and disposal of Redundant Churches in collaboration with the National Church.

Email Simon

Working hours Monday - Friday, 9.00-17:00

Tracy Bowes 

Repairs Coordinator & Site Manager  

Tracy helps clergy with property issues, be it emergency, moving in/out, general repairs and maintenance or building works.    

Tracy consults with the contractors and suppliers and manages council tax and water rates across all the Diocesan properties.  She is responsible for Church House facility management.

Email Tracy

Mobile 07917 912195 

Working hours Monday - Friday, 9.00-17:00

Eileen Spalding

Finance & Asset Management Administrator

Eileen supports clergy, suppliers and contractors with enquiries relating to clergy properties. This includes arranging emergency and regular repairs or maintenance on behalf of clergy, coordinating quinquennial reports and works and helping with the arrangements when clergy are due to occupy or vacate a property.  (Job Share with Julia Doig)

Email Eileen

Mobile 01722 411933

Elizabeth Wallis 

Trust & Property Registration Officer  

Liz offers advice and assistance to the DBF, clergy, churchwardens, and parochial officers in their role as administrative trustees of ecclesiastical trusts vested in the DBF. Liz provides administrative support to the Diocesan Review Group for the Erskine Muton Trust Fund (grants to Dorset parishes), consults with Dorset Historic Churches Trust and other Grant Making Bodies and seeks to increase PCC awareness of grant opportunities.   She also ensures that clergy properties are registered with the correct legal bodies.  

Email Liz

Mobile 07917 912169

Working hours Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays

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