We are committed to caring for our Clergy so they can carry out their mission with the Diocese.

Site Visit 19-01-2011 008 (4.5mb).jpgBy providing over 250 quality houses and taking care of maintenance, repairs and improvements, we help Clergy to fully concentrate on their role within the community they serve.

The Diocese of Norwich owns approximately 6,000 acres of land, predominantly used for arable farming, which is let with all of the income going towards Clergy pay.

Always looking to position the church at the centre of the community, we are also working with partners and churches to address slow broadband speeds in rural areas through a service called WiSpire that makes innovative use of our church buildings.

Housing Handbook for Clergy (cover page).jpgThe Housing handbook for Clergy is an A-Z of helpful information designed for clergy to refer to. Relevant links to documents, including contact details, are included in the handbook. Useful documents can also be found at the bottom of this page.

Please read and/or download a copy of the Housing handbook for Clergy.

Housing Handbook for Clergy (Word)

Housing Handbook for Clergy (PDF)


Contacting the Property Team
The office at Diocesan House is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Our team:

Director of Property Services – Alan Cole
01603 881730 /

Property repairs (during office hours) – Anna Scriven
01603 882363 /

Property Administrator & PA to Director of Property Services - Sally Finn
01603 882361 /

Property Repairs

Routine repairs should be reported to the Property Services Team during office hours (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) on 01603 882363


Emergency Repairs

Details for emergency repairs during out of office hours, at weekends and bank holidays:

Blocked drains - DYNO 01603 772325

Loss of heating / hot water - Gasway 08000 743030

Electrical issues - Norwich Electrical - 07802 598806


If you smell gas call 0800 111 999


If the above are unable to assist, please call or text the Property team on 07467 488079 where a member of staff will return your call / text with advice and guidance.

Useful Documents