Churchwardens are the Bishop’s lay officers responsible directly to him for the life and work of the church in the parish. Responsibilities laid upon them from time to time by the Bishop, or by the Archdeacon and the Area Dean, include ensuring the maintenance of the building, arranging for services to be taken in an interregnum and acting as ex-officio members of the PCC.

The appointment of Churchwardens is governed by the Churchwardens Measure 2001.

Please browse the links on the right hand side of this page to find documents designed to help and support churchwardens. There is a new Churchwarden Handbook coming soon to replace these documents - watch this space. 

Episcopal Visitation with Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin

Details of the 2022 Episcopal Visitations will be available in Spring 2022

Training for New Churchwardens

Training for new Churchwardens is held annually (summer) by the Archdeacons.  Check back in spring 2022 for details

 The archdeacons are here to support you in your role and look forward to working alongside you.

Archdeacons' Visitation News

Download the latest issue here.


You can now order the 2022 Churchwardens Yearbook or the 2021 copy at a reduced price here.