Diocese of Chichester


Due to the current restrictions in place to combat Coronavirus, Church House, Hove is closed. However, our home working plans are working well and the majority of our services still continue.

The best way to contact staff is by email. The switchboard number, 01273 421 021, continues to function but has been diverted to a mobile phone. This means that calls cannot be transferred to other staff, although our receptionist will be able to give you the direct dial number of the person you are trying to reach, or other advice, or pass on a message. You can also find direct dial telephone numbers and email addresses for all members of Church House staff here. As direct dial numbers are in many cases being diverted to employees’ personal phones, we would ask for your understanding in calling only during normal working hours, and respecting any requests to call back another time.

At present, post will be checked twice a week, and where practical it will be scanned and emailed to the appropriate member of staff. However, if conditions worsen further, it may not be possible for us to receive post at all.Please therefore send communications by email or other electronic method wherever possible.

A member of the finance team will collect cheques for banking on an occasional basis, when notified by the post handlers that there are sufficient cheques to justify attendance at Church House as necessary, but payments made by direct bank credit would be much appreciated wherever that is possible.

We would continue to ask that non-essential matters are not sent at the present time as we all adjust to these new circumstances. Meanwhile, the best contact email for general enquiries is adminhelpdesk@chichester.anglican.org, which multiple staff have access to. Please do be aware that we, like so many others, are receiving a high volume of enquiries, and it is not possible to deal with all as speedily as we would like.