Churchwardens' Training Days

For all Churchwardens:

Saturday 19th October from 9am - 2pm (Venue TBC)

 Training Day for New Churchwardens

Saturday 8th June from 9am - 2pm at St Paul's Church, Oriental Road, Woking GU22 7BD

Archdeacons' Visitation of Churchwardens and Admission to Office
  • Tuesday 30th April at 8pm at St Peter's Church, Church Avenue, Farnborough GU14 7AP
  • Wednesday 1st May at 8pm at St Martin's Church, Church Street, Epsom KT17 4PX
  • Tuesday 14th May at 8pm at St Mary's Church, Shackleford Road, Shackleford GU8 6AE
  • Tuesday 21st May at 8pm at Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Virginia Water GU25 4PT
FrancesAnneCrossWeb Frances-Anne Cross

Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of Dorking

01483 790352

Ruth Burns Ruth Burns

Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of Surrey

01483 790366

​Clergy on Call

Diocesan Clerical Registrar
Revd Dr Jack Mulder
Tel: 01403 581066

Information on Clergy on Call in the Diocese of Guildford:

Diocesan Register of Clergy on Call (PDF)

Peer support forum

A peer support group is available for churchwardens where members can ask any question, big or small, and share experiences with others in the role across the diocese.

To join the group please fill out this form


Avoid criticism by name, and keep discussions constructive.

Let people know who you are and which parish you're from.

If communicating with individuals in a discussion which moves to being not of relevance to the whole group (e.g. meetings / private visits) please switch to normal email or arrange a phone call.

Please don't share email content outside of the group without permission.

Take care not to disclose passwords, credit card details or commercially sensitive information.

Use the forum with patience and good humour!

Archdeacons' Visitation News

The latest news following the recent Archdeacons' visitations
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Churchwardens Certificate - Dorking Archdeaconry

Certificate approval form for the appointment of churchwarden.
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Churchwardens Certificate - Surrey Archdeaconry

Certificate approval form for the appointment of churchwarden.
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Churchwardens Declaration Form - Dorking Archdeaconry

Form to be signed by the churchwarden as declaration of duties.
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Churchwardens Declaration Form - Surrey Archdeaconry

Form to be signed by the churchwarden as declaration of duties.
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Clergy Vacancy Pack 2018

An essential guide to clergy appointments.
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Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC)

The Diocesan Advisory Committee helps parishes to manage any kind of change to their church buildings, such as repairs, reordering or extensions; and to advise the Chancellor of such work. This is a legal requirement as our churches are subject to Faculty Jurisdiction as many of them are listed.
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Guidelines on Leasing / Selling / Purchasing Church Property

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) may decide that it wishes to sell, lease, exchange or mortgage a church property which it has been using within the parish or to purchase a property for parish use.
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The Church Support Hub

The Church Support Hub was developed to offer research, free downloads, shared ideas and articles, plus commonly-asked questions about any aspect of ministry around the baptism of children, weddings and funerals.
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Useful Books

Church Representation Rules (or available online)
Church House Publishing 2011
ISBN 9780715110416

Handbook for Churchwardens and Parochial Church Councillors
Timothy Briden
Continuum 2010
ISBN 9781441154743

Practical Church Management: A Guide For Every Parish
James Behrens
ISBN 9780852446027
Gracewing 2005

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