Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work mighty deeds? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.
1 Corinthians 12:27-31
Parish Administrators include anybody employed (paid or unpaid) by a church in an administrative capacity. They're not always called “parish administrators” (occasionally they're known as parish or benefice coordinators or secretaries) and they perform a multitude of tasks.
Helpful Links for Parish Administrators
- Parish Resources website – this site is provided by the Church of England’s National Stewardship & Resources team and offers over 400 pages of resources to support all aspects of stewardship, administration and management in the local church, as well as links to other sites and pages of interest.
- UCAN - an ecumenical network for Parish Administrators in the UK. UCAN has over 1100 members and is run by John Truscott. The aims include to enable Administrators to network with each other, to co-ordinate specialist events, to increase professionalism, to provide an advice service and to help people know they are not alone in this vital but often understated ministry. UCAN is for everyone employed by a church in any administrative capacity. Through UCAN you can also register to receive a bi-monthly resources e-letter with policy updates and links.
- ThirtyOneEight - an independent Christian charity which helps individuals, organisations, charities, faith and community groups to protect vulnerable people from abuse.
- Health and Safety at work website — offers guidance, newsletters and policy update information.
- Church Records & Archives - a guide for churchwardens and incumbents
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The officers and administrative staff who work for the Canterbury Diocese are more than happy to help with any question you might have - and if we don't know the answer we'll do our very best to point you in the right direction.
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