Last updated 15th June 2022
Thank you to those of you who have chosen to serve God and your community through the office of Churchwarden.
This page outlines a list of the primary duties of a Churchwarden in this Diocese ... where we are collectively working together for Vision 2026 Healthy Churches Transforming Communities. More about Vision 2026 can be found under the 'Vision 2026' heading on the homepage of this website.
Also below the primary duties section you can find links to case studies in relation to the work of a church warden taken from the national Church of England website.
Two briefings for Churchwardens are taking place, both on Zoom, for each archdeaconry. Churchwardens should have received an email about the briefing relative to their area.
The Blackburn Archdeaconry Briefing takes place on 27th June at 7.30pm. For queries or further details contact Kelly Quinn on email@example.com
The Lancaster Briefing takes place on 29th June, also at 7.30. For queries or further details contact Gill Beeley on firstname.lastname@example.org
Both sessions include useful presentations and information on the registry (legal issues), buildings, environmental and eco issues. There will also be a session for new wardens in September.
To assist in your duties you can order a copy of the helpful Churchwarden's Yearbook 2023.
The Yearbook 2023 costs £14.95 with free delivery from Churchwarden Publications (bookshop price £16.00).
It can be ordered by phone on 01985 840189 using card payment, or by post (Churchwarden Publications, PO Box 420, WARMINSTER, BA12 9XB) with personal cheque, PCC cheque, or card payment.
It has two sections. The diary runs from Advent 2022 to Epiphany 2024 and contains a wealth of information useful for planning services. The reference section gives an outline of churchwardens’ duties; recommended reading matter and websites; helpful organisations and sources of finance; contact details for key personnel in all Anglican dioceses in England, Wales and Europe; religious festivals of other faiths; Parochial Fees tables.
1. To be a Christian:
2. To be a Christian leader:
3. To work collaboratively in partnership:
4. To co-operate with the Priest in leading the whole mission of the Church:
5. To be the Bishop's Officer:
6. To be Stewards of the church building and furnishings:
7. Other duties:
Help and further advice, including Archdeacons' offices
For further advice and help the Archdeacons' have secretaries who are your first port of call and will pass messages on to the Archdeacons who respond as appropriate. Details about their offices can be found here.
Gillian Beeley and Kelly Quinn; last updated June 2022