Clergy Housing



Reactive Maintenance Team

For all repair enquiries contact:

Chris Swioklo (Reactive Maintenance Surveyor)

Tel: Please email



Mary Coates (Property Administrator)

Tel: Please email



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 Contacts List for Approved Contractors

Emergency Advisory Notes


Useful External Links:

Decoration Allowance CLAIM FORM 2018

Condensation and Mould Growth (Gateway)

  Tree Maintenance (Glos CC)

  How to burn Wood (Burn-Right)

  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.



As a result of the recent pandemic, we are all facing difficult and uncertain challenges in managing the risk from this virus. A document has been prepared below to provide an update on how the department will be operating.

Coronavirus property advice for clergy


NEW ‘House care handbook for clergy’

The new handbook has been developed to 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:

House care handbook for clergy






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