Diocese of Chichester

Please note:

Page last updated: 25 January 2022 

The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, has thanked parishes and the public for their sacrifices as England lifts plan B measures from Thursday 27 January,

Church House, Hove continues to be closed to visitors. The majority of staff are working from home and the best way to make contact is via email.

The Diocese of Chichester is currently following guidance from both the Government and the Church of England with regards to our response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Please bookmark this page and check back here on a regular basis for any updates.

Advice on finance and governance, covering issues relating to finance, staff, parsonage properties, APCMs, PCC and other meetings and archdeacons’ visitations here

Safeguarding update was sent out here with advice on abuse in domestic settings here

Guidance for re-opening children and youth work and using Zoom with youth groups

Safeguarding Advice, including guidance on how to help others safely and guidance for the safe use of video-calling with young people here and more general advice on safeguarding in the current circumstances here

Further Resources

More resources are available below and from the menu on the left, including guidance on video and audio options for services, sermons and homilies, covering both technical issues and copyright issues for music.

If you have any query regarding advice for churches, please email Rob Dillingham at adminhelpdesk@chichester.anglican.org. He will respond as soon as he can, or forward your query to someone else who can help. If you are unable to use email, please call him on 01273 425 019.

Any change to public health advice will be published on the government website here first.

The situation is changing frequently and any updates will be communicated to parishes and schools and will appear on this website.

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