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This section of the site is primarily to support people involved in running our parishes and other organisations. If you are in personal need of support or pastoral care, please search for your nearest church and get in touch.

Advice and guidance is available for those with particular roles in lay or ordained ministry, and for church wardens, church safeguarding officers, PCC secretaries and other parish officers. This covers a range of subjects, such as role descriptions, training opportunities, and encompass regulations and policies about rare cases.

Particular subjects may be of concern to all, including finance, Common Fund and the care and maintenance of church and residential property.

Governance support pages give regulations and policies on human resources, safeguarding, annual parochial church meetings and deanery synods.

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Support for ordained ministers

Advice and support for members of the clergy.

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Communications

Help with media and parish communications.

Buildings and property

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Church buildings are vital to the work of the church in London.

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Finance

The Diocese of London’s finances are mainly managed through the London Diocesan Fund, a company limited by guarantee and a charity. Most of the Fund’s income is provided by Common Fund, the money given by congregations in every parish in the Diocese of London.

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Safeguarding

Keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe.

Licensed Lay Ministry

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Advice and support for licensed lay ministers.

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Human Resources

Guidance notes and templates.

Recommended reading

These books may help you in exercising your duties in a parish. Most are available from Church House bookshop.

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