Sara Hunter

In May of 2023, Sara Hunter, a clergy spouse in Stepney Area, started a new role within the Diocese of London as Clergy Household Support Officer. Sara is adding to the work begun by others to try and improve the support offered to clergy spouses and partners in the whole diocese.

There is now in place a bi-monthly newsletter offering up to date information on housing, finances and wellbeing amongst other things, as well as offering opportunities to meet up and socialise with other clergy families, offering one another support and prayer.

We now have almost 100 email addresses for clergy spouses/partners but there are many more out there in the diocese – so if you are a member of a clergy household and would like to stay in touch please email sara.hunter@london.anglican.org or if you know of someone who is, please do share this information with them.

Or you can join the Clergy Household Support mailing list by clicking here.

(Please note, this mailing list is for clergy spouses/partners and other adult household members only – it is not for clergy!)

News!

Online Welcome Event

We would love to invite all new Clergy Households (recently ordained or new to the Diocese of London) to an online welcome event on Wednesday 18th September at 7pm.

This event is for spouses, partners and families of clergy who have recently moved into the Diocese of London.

We will be sharing some general information about the Diocese of London, who’s who and how it all works, as well as specific details regarding housing, finances and wellbeing – hopefully covering everything you need to know. There will be time for questions and to meet other clergy families. If you would like to join please email Sara for the Zoom link: sara.hunter@london.anglican.org

Clergy Families Picnic

We will also be holding a Clergy Family Picnic in Regent’s Park on Saturday 14th September from 1 – 4pm. This will be a fun opportunity to meet up as clergy families, hang out and also bring our children together (if we have them) for some fun games and races maybe… here’s hoping the weather is our friend! Being a Clergy Family can be quite tricky to navigate for spouses and children so it’s good to get to know others in the same situation. So bring a picnic rug and some food and we’ll see you in the bottom corner of Marylebone Green near the playground and the coffee stand! (& not too far from the toilets!!) map

Divorce or partnership dissolution

Bishop’s Visitors

If you are the spouse or partner of a member of clergy and you are going through a divorce or partnership dissolution, there is someone provided by the bishop – a Bishop’s Visitor – to support you.

Their role is not to give advice. It is, however, to be alongside you as you identify your needs at this challenging and distressing time, and to signpost you to various sources of support. If you would like to be put in touch with a Bishop’s Visitor on a confidential basis, please use the following email address to request such support: bishops.visitors@london.anglican.org