Clergy housing

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Property team

The property team supports clergy and their families with accommodation appropriate to their needs and, as far as possible, relieves them of domestic concerns in order that they may concentrate upon their pastoral responsibilities.

  • James Millard, the Head of Property and Glebe also has overall responsibility for the diocese’s residential (homes of the clergy) and Glebe.
  • Owain Wynne, Diocesan Surveyor Property Manager
  • Ali Walker and Annabel Cook, Property Co-ordinators, manage the vacant property processes and oversee the day-to-day management of the housing portfolio including planned maintenance and reactive repairs of around 250 clergy homes.
  • Property Administrator, Suzette Berry, provides front line response to housing enquiries in addition to providing admin support for the team.

The property department is committed to delivering a high standard of service. Please contact the department if you have any questions or concerns regarding clergy housing matters.

Clergy Housing Guide

An A-Z guide for those living in clergy housing is now available to download. The guide is introduced by Bishop Ruth and Dr Axel Palmer, Chair of the diocese’s Housing Committee.

The guide contains the information needed to clarify the responsibilities of living in a clergy home and to help clergy and their family enjoy their home.

Bishop Ruth says, “Living in a clergy house is quite different from being in rented accommodation. It may not be a home that the clergy and their family has chosen but it is a home and a base for ministry for a time, which will then be passed on to their successor.”

The guide includes information on everything from alarms and alterations to washing lines and warranties. It also contains emergency contact information and the contact details of the property team.

It can be downloaded below or viewed online on the Diocese of Bath and Wells Issuu page.

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Who to contact

Find the contact details of the Property team or email the property helpdesk.


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