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.

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.

Emergency Telephone Numbers - CLICK HERE


Mark Trevett Assistant Diocesan Secretary Property
Mark Trevett

Tel: 01634 560000
Mob: 07771 624796

Secretary to Diocesan Surveyor
Sheila Pellatt

Tel: 01634 560000

Assistant Diocesan Surveyor
Mr Andy Ross Bsc (Hons) ICIOB

Tel: 01634 560000
Mob: 07500007305



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