|The Role of the Churchwarden|
|Churchwardens Measure 2001
(but be aware that most of the legislation on this site is slightly behind any recent amendments:
keep an eye on the 'changes to legislation' banner across the top)
|An Introduction to the Role of
|A Practical Guide for
|A Guide to the Role of
Churchwardens in a Vacancy
|Information for Churchwardens
from the Diocese of Newcastle.
|Books for Churchwardens include:
Practical Church Management by James Behrens
A Handbook For Churchwardens And Parochial Church Councillors by Kenneth M. Macmorran and Timothy J. Briden
The Churchwarden's Handbook: A Practical Guide by Ian Russell and Helen Elliot
Churchwardens: A Survival Guide by Martin Dudley and Virginia Rounding
So the Vicar's Leaving: The Good Interregnum Guide by Mike Alexander and Jeremy Martineau
|Churchwardens are authorised to lead Morning or Evening Prayer in
the event that a minister or Reader is unavailable. It would be
useful for churchwardens to keep some resources in church for such
times, including the current lectionary, a suitable translation of
the Bible, orders of service and intercessions. The links below
should provide some help in finding these resources.
|Common Worship Morning and Evening Prayer
Guidelines from the Church of England
|Guidelines for leading worship
from the Diocese of Newcastle, including orders of service and intercessions
|An Order for Morning Prayer
including all 4 lectionary readings for the day, but no sermon:
suitable for use by churchwardens in the absence of a minister or Reader
A note by the House of Bishops on versions of Scripture
(opens as a Word document)
Common Worship Lectionary
"Prayers of Intercession for Common Worship" by Susan Sayers
A lectionary-based resource that provides intercessions to be used Sunday by Sunday throughout Years A, B and C
Leading Common Worship Intercessions: A Simple Guide by Doug Chaplin
|The Arthur Rank Centre:
Training and resources for those (especially lay people) leading or creating worship in small and rural churches.
|Guidance notes and resources from Coventry Diocese|
|Information about Coventry Diocesan funds and external funding bodies|
ChurchCare is the Church of England's national resource for everyone managing a church building. The website includes information about funding and grants, as well as guidance about a wide range of subjects including churchyards, insurance, Quinquennials, routine maintenance, security and opening up the building, bats, heating and lighting, etc.
|Faith in Maintenance
Resources and training from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings 'Faith in Maintenance' project
|Guidance from Ecclesiastical Insurance|
about caring for church buildings and churchyards, from Church House Publishing.
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