First and foremost the parsonage is you and your family's home, and our aim is to ensure it is maintained to the best standard possible. We are here to help and assist, so please do not hesitate in contacting us over any matter relating to your house.
Further guidance is also detailed in the Clergy Family Handbook.
The Surveyor's Department is responsible for the care of parsonages and other properties under the Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure 1972, which includes quinquennial building surveys and arranging for repair or improvement by contract or by order and to supervise and administer such works of repair or improvement. Also, as part of the Church Repair Fund (CRF), we are responsible for the quinquennial building surveys of staff/curate houses and church halls.
The care extends to be wholly responsible for capital improvement schemes to parsonages and staff houses and for some new build projects.
We manage and maintain an ordering system, and a 10-year programme for repairs/maintenance of parsonages, and monitor and control the annual budget.
The surveyors will visit incumbents and/or occupiers in connection with buildings, to investigate and diagnose defects, and to process day-to-day maintenance enquiries and minor repairs.
We also monitor and maintain records of works in progress, the status of job orders and the expediting of work as necessary, authorise contractors’ accounts and control expenditure, and maintain appropriate records within the department.
We may also be invited onto ad-hoc steering groups, to assist parishes in managing and progressing building schemes.
Tel: 01634 560016
|Assistant Diocesan Surveyor
Tel: 01634 560000