Clergy Housing


Diocesan Architects were appointed at the beginning of 2013 to undertake the management of repairs and maintenance to Clergy Homes, on behalf of the Diocese.

In continuance of the service previously provided by the Diocesan Surveyor’s office, Diocesan Architects include the following:

  • A helpdesk for the reporting of any building, services and grounds related problems which require attention
  • Assistance with new occupations of vacant properties, including the specification and management of any refurbishment works required
  • Undertaking of Quinquennial inspections and the management of works consequent from these
  • Assistance to the Diocesan Surveyor with the management of any insurance related works
  • Coordination of matters relating to the letting of vacant properties.

The Property Services team at Diocesan Architects is headed up by Kevin Tucker.

To contact the team, call the helpdesk (01795 892238) or email Kevin Tucker. Office hours are 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. For urgent support outside, these hours, please use the services of a local emergency contractor, and forward the consequent invoices to the Property Services team, for either payment or reimbursement as appropriate.

Diocesan Architects aim to provide the best possible service to ensure that clergy homes are kept warm, dry, safe and fit for purpose to support ministry – any feedback that can help to improve our service is very welcome.

General Information on Clergy Housing

House File

Please maintain a file of all information relating to the property such as instruction booklets and energy suppliers etc. also any other information that may assist your successors.

TV & Broadband

The Diocese is not responsible for the provision of television aerials or satellite dishes, nor for the maintenance of any existing installations.

The Diocese is responsible for the provision of a telephone service to the property - but not for cabling within, nor for any broadband provision. Should you have any queries relating to the telephones service then please contact the helpdesk in the first instance.

Energy Suppliers

You are free to change to any supplier but please do not enter into any agreement that may be binding to your successors at the property. Details of your suppliers should be kept within a “House File” at the property please.

Insurance

The Diocese maintains comprehensive building insurance cover for all of its properties – this does not extend to fixtures such as greenhouses and TV/satellite equipment. Any building insurance related matters should be reported to the helpdesk in the first instance.

Occupants are responsible for maintaining their own cover for contents - this should include third party cover for you and your family as occupants of the property.