Clergy Housing

 

THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT is responsible for all clergy housing and a number of DBF owned property and all glebe land / property.

(If you need advice on church buildings and churchyards,  please see separate tab for ‘Church Maintenance'.)

Housing plays a vital part in the ministry of clergy and the Housing Team together with the Houses and Glebe Committee endeavour to ensure that all those who occupy parsonage houses feel secure and comfortable in their homes allowing them to carry out their ministry work.

We will arrange to carry out repairs as required and undertake 5-yearly Quinquennial Inspections (QI’s) of all houses to check that they continue to be effective and suitable for purpose.  We work within the constraints of a finance budget and consequently do need to prioritise works.

We are here to help – if there are any repairs required to the property or you need advice on any maintenance issues, your first call should be to :

Housing Department – 01928 718834 option 5

Ext 264 for Alan Kempster-Down  -  email: alan.kempster-down@chester.anglican.org

Mobile number - 07540 725112

Ext 251 for Jane Hague  -  email: jane.hague@chester.anglican.org

If there is an emergency out of office hours, please refer to the ‘Emergency Repairs’ section below, which gives emergency contact numbers.

You may also like to check the Housing Guide, which shows whether the diocese, parish or occupant are responsible for particular types of work on parsonage houses.


Quinquennial Inspections
5-yearly inspections to assess the condition of the property.

General Repairs & Maintenance
Procedures for general repairs and maintenance. Gas Safety Inspections. Gutter maintenance. Drainage issues. External Decorating.

Emergency Repairs
Contact numbers for out of hours emergency repairs

Houses in a Vacancy
Care of the house during a vacancy

Housing Policy
General overview of the Housing Department aims and responsibilities.