Diocese of Chichester


Please note:

Page last updated: 17 July 2021 to include Stage 4 of the of the Government’s roadmap.


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.


Documents have been published and updated to help churches to prepare for stage 4 of the Government’s roadmap coming into effect on Monday 19 July. Please note that the guidance within them will come into effect on that date, and will be updated to reflect any additional Government guidance. please click here for further information and 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

The latest Ad clerum from the Bishop of Chichester issued on 6th January 2021

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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