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Diocesan Property

by Helen Clemow last modified 27 Mar, 2015 05:42 PM

Estate management, clergy housing and property administration, client services

Your Property Department are:

Diocesan Surveyor
Shawn Donneky BSc MRICS

Property Manager
Simon Ferris BSc, LLB, MRICS

Architectural Technician
Duygu Riley BA Hons

Part-time Secretarial Assistants
Tracy Bowes
Karen Beaver

01722 411933,
Fax: 01722 329833

Our work includes:

Clergy Housing
  • The Property Department is responsible for 270 houses for parish clergy, including assistant curates, and for the Suffragan Bishops. More here.
Income generating activities
  • The Department offers building surveying and other technical services to Church-related organisations at commercial rates of fee and commission. More here.
Diocesan Glebe
  • In comparison with many other Dioceses, Salisbury has a small glebe estate, approaching some 1800 acres, mainly of farmland without buildings but there are a few houses, cottages and barns. More here.
New churches, closed churches and church furnishings
  • The Diocese has been instrumental in the provision of 5 entirely new places of worship in the last 20 years. The Property Department is responsible for finding and purchasing sites which are then leased to the PCCs to take on as a local building project with the diocese, often providing grant aid. More here.
For Voluntary Land Registration, click here.
General advice to parishes and involvement beyond the Diocese
  • The Property Department offers property-related advice to parishes in many areas including trees in churchyards and assistance in solving specific property management issues referred to the Diocesan Trusts Officer for parish halls and other local church property.
  • The Diocesan Surveyor is a member of the General and Membership Committees of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association.

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