Clergy Houses Strategy

Inspired by the Called Together vision, a new Clergy Houses Strategy has been developed.

It sets out the Clergy Housing Committee's approach to clergy housing for the coming years, and reaffirms the work and aspiration of the committee.

Clergy houses often hold a significant place in the hearts and minds of the local church and community, as well as those that live within them.

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The ambition is for an approach to housing which, while mindful of this, is also:

  • flexible
  • realistic, and
  • responsible 

Following a period of consultation with clergy, the Strategy was agreed by Diocesan Synod in October 2018.

Mark Trevett, Diocesan Surveyor and Chair of the Clergy Housing Committee says:

“This is a key piece of work for the Committee, as we have explored how we can support and resource our clergy in ways that free them to focus more on mission and ministry.”

Key objectives over the coming years are that clergy housing should be:

  • Suitable and appropriate in their use of Diocesan funds

  • Affordable for the occupant and practical as a home and working environment

  • Facilitate mission and ministry across the Diocese 

  • Achieve good standards of environmental sustainability 

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Mark Trevett adds: “This is not the end of the story but the beginning, as the Strategy will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary over the coming years.”

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