Housing for clergy

Information for clergy about property repairs, claim forms, the housing handbook and more.

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


Housing Handbook for Clergy

The 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.

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 / alan.cole@dioceseofnorwich.org

Diocesan Surveyor – Charles Thurston
01603 882364 / charles.thurston@dioceseofnorwich.org

Property repairs (during office hours) – Anna Scriven
01603 882363 / anna.scriven@dioceseofnorwich.org

Property Administrator & PA to Director of Property Services – Sally Finn
01603 882361 / sally.finn@dioceseofnorwich.org

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.