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Residential & Land - Property Department

The house that you occupy is provided by the diocese and supported by the work of the property department. Our aim is to achieve your safety and wellbeing while you occupy the property and, within our available resources, we will do all we can to achieve this.

If you wish to report an issue with your property then please e-mail property@chichester.anglican.org with details or telephone 01273 425683

DURING THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD, THIS IS STILL THE NUMBER TO RING IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. Details can be found here Christmas 2017 Property Emergency Contacts

Alternatively, each parsonage house in the diocese is allocated a Maintenance Surveyor – the map below can be used to determine which surveyor to contact.

You can access the Property Strategy here

Property Strategy

The diocesan property department strategy is a document that outlines our overall approach as to how we manage our property assets to best benefit clergy and the diocese as a whole. The document looks at a number of key areas that can be summarised as follows: -

  • How we ensure the housing needs of clergy are met - This includes details on the diocesan standard for parsonage houses, how clergy make requests for alterations to be undertaken to their parsonage house, energy efficiency, communication with clergy, and housing for training curates;
  • Maintaining our assets – Details on how we maintain our property assets; including lifecycles for kitchens and bathrooms, gas safety, management of Asbestos, budgeting and 30 year maintenance plans;
  • Realising the Potential of our assets – how we generate an income from our property assets, renting in vacancy, development projects and how property disposals are handled;
  • Asset Management – What steps we take to manage our assets in a proactive way and to protect against potential loss of value or legal action.

John Shepherd – Maintenance Surveyor (East)

Paul Ridley - Maintenance Surveyor (Central)

Bill Dukes – Maintenance Surveyor (West)


For Gas and Oil Boiler Callouts please contact Paynes Heating & Plumbing Services Ltd on 01825 891720 Click Here


If you wish to contact the department regarding any other matter please telephone 01273 425683 or use the e-mail links below:

Scott Ralph - Property Director; overall responsibility for the Property Department and strategic overview of property, including churches closed for public worship.

Lynn Finnigan – Lettings Officer; responsibility for let and void properties.

Phil Morl - Asset and Glebe Officer; responsibility for glebe land matters and property sales and purchases.

Guy Leonard - (Consultant); responsibility for glebe land matters and property sales and purchases

Sue Baker- Property Systems Specialist

Additional details about your parsonage house and the department can be found in the Property Handbook – Click here.