Clergy Housing

Reactive Maintenance Team

For all repair enquiries contact:

Mike Stone (Maintenance Surveyor)

Tel: 01452 835 604

Email: ku.gr1701518956o.coi1701518956dsolg1701518956@sria1701518956per1701518956


Chris Swioklo (Property Surveyor)

Tel: 01452 835 577

Email: ku.gr1701518956o.coi1701518956dsolg1701518956@sria1701518956per1701518956


Out of Hours Emergencies

If an emergency occurs ‘Out of Hours’ please use the attached Emergencies advisory notes and Emergency Contacts list for approved contractors below.
Emergency Advisory Notes Rev C November 2022
Emergency Contacts List for Approved Contractors Oct 2023

Useful External Links:

Decoration Allowance CLAIM FORM 2018
Legionella Bateria Advice Sept 2021
Condensation and Mould Growth (Gateway)
  How to burn Wood (Burn-Right)
HETAS – Protect yourself from carbon monoxide
  Bee Swarm Removal 

The Department

The housing portfolio is managed by the Property and Development Department and overseen by the Resources Committee. The aims of the department are:

  • To strive to provide the highest quality housing services for all occupants within the bounds of its resources.
  • To obtain the best value for money for those who fund these services.
  • To examine ways of making the most efficient and appropriate use of the Diocese’s property assets.
  • To maintain the highest levels of professional integrity.


‘House care handbook for clergy’

The handbook has been revised to include the new policy on tree maintenance, tv aerials, emergency work etc. The document should help  improve the understanding of the service provided by the Property and Development Department for clergy and the responsibilities of maintaining and living in a parsonage for all parties. The document highlights the key areas encountered during occupation e.g. Quinquennials, decorations, repairs etc. and summaries in the appendix the repair responsibilities to improve clarity of the works undertaken by the department. To access the document please click on the link below:
The Parsonage Handbook Rev E Aug 2023

Heating your home during winter months

For advice on manging your heating through the winter months, please try the Energy Savings Trust for useful tips.

Legionella bacteria

Following our L8 hazard assessments this year we have noted that shower heads and taps are not being cleaned allowing a build up of scale. Shower heads in hard water areas are a particular concern. Please read the attached guide for more information.
Legionella Bacteria Advice Sept 2021

Guide to damp, condensation and mould

For advice on damp, condensation and mould please look at the information fact sheet below:
Guide to damp condensation and mould Dec 2022
Condensation and Mould Growth (Gateway)

Septic tanks

For septic tanks and sewage treatment plants please look at the information fact sheet on Do’s and Don’ts below
Caring-for-your-system-septic tank and STP

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See also:

Legal information and support
Info re Church Buildings
Archdeacon’s page