- Annual Parochial Church Meeting forms
- Annual Report 2018
- Archdeacons' Visitation News
- Bells in Your Care
- Bishops' Letters
- Capital Projects Manual
- Clergy Wellbeing Handbook
- Church Signage Guidelines for Smokefree legislation
- Committee Dates 2018 - 2021
- Common Tenure
- Deepening Discipleship
- Diocesan Enviromental Resources
- Diocesan Synod
- Everyday People
- Fit for Purpose Report
- Formed by the Spirit Newsletter
- Framework for the use of parish buildings by independent churches
- General Synod Resources
- General Synod Election Results January 2018
- Gluten-free wafers and non-alcoholic wine - Diocesan guidance
- Guidelines for a Parish in Vacancy
- Guidelines for Clergy & Conditions of Service 2019
- Holy Land Pilgrimage Blog
- Holy Land Pilgrimage 2020
- Lent Call Blog
- Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave Policy
- Ministry Matters
- NSM Working Agreement
- Parish Statistics
- Parish Support Fund resources
- PCC Secretaries' Handbook
- Presidential Addresses to Diocesan Synod
- Prayer Calendars
- Public Policy presentation to Diocesan Synod
- Racism Inquiry
- Report from the Diocesan Review into Non-Stipendiary Ministry
- Report from the National Deaneries Conference 2016 “More for Less – Deaneries in Renewal and reform”
- Residential & Retreat Centres
- Responding to the Refugee Crisis
- Retired Clergy Handbook
- Return of Parish Finance 2018 (Excel)
- Return of Parochial Fees 2019 (Excel)
- Review of 2017 as presented to Diocesan Synod
- Root & Branch Working Group Second Report
- Southwark Vision 2017 - 2025
- Southwark - Zimbabwe Links
- Strategy for Ministry
- 'The World in a Diocese'
- Stewardship Resources
- Youth and Children's Worker Employment Guidelines
Report from the National Deaneries Conference 2016 “More for Less – Deaneries in Renewal and reform”
Click here to read the report from the Southwark delegates who attended the 2016 National Deaneries Conference on 8-10 October.
Deepening Discipleship is a publication draws together resources, training and events that support the discipleship and ministry of the whole people of God. The call to be a disciple is a lifelong journey that draws us into deep patterns of worship and prayer, and service of the Kingdom of Heaven. Deepening Discipleship is a Diocesan wide programme designed to support this journey and has been designed to support the ongoing activities within our parishes, Fresh Expressions and chaplaincies.
Whilst mainly directed at Clergy, Readers and SPAs, some of these courses on a range of subjects to resource Christian life and ministry are open to all.
An annual newsletter from the Archdeacons for Churchwardens and parish officers
As one of the few institutions at the heart of many communities, the role of churches in alleviating the suffering of those affected by the recent refugee crisis has been pivotal.
This booklet sheds light on the crisis, and celebrates the work of churches in the Diocese, as they seek to serve the common good and build God’s Kingdom.
Our resources and information are available on the Parish Support Fund section of the website, available below
The linked PowerPoint presentation was first shown at the March 2016 Diocesan Synod meeting by the Revd Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallett, Diocesan Public Policy Adviser.
This is intended as a guide to help parishes who hope to develop Capital projects as part of their Mission Action Plan. Parishes are asked to use this process to access Diocesan advice and resources.
The manual will help parishes to:
- Decide and own the process in PCC meetings
- Develop precise and detailed plans from your idea
- Identify and contact Diocesan advisors
- Consult with the congregation and local community
- Prepare the Statement of Need for the Diocesan Advisory Committee
- Foresee difficulties and tackle them
- Manage the design stages
- Secure permissions including Faculty and planning
- Manage capital expenditure
- Celebrate your success
On any pilgrimage we learn almost as much from those with whom we journey as from the place to which we travel. So we are delighted that in 2020 there is the opportunity to join a pilgrimage to the Holy Land being jointly organised by the Diocese of Southwark and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Paul Hendricks of the Roman Catholic Diocese and Bishop Christopher Chessun, supported by the deans of the two cathedrals, Andrew Nunn and Richard Hearn. As with any pilgrimage to the land of Jesus we will be visiting all of the principal sites we know through the gospels. However, what will make this pilgrimage unique will be the opportunity to worship together, to understand a little more about our particular traditions but also to realise how much we have in common. We will be staying in hotels in Jerusalem and Tiberias and benefitting from local guides as well as the wisdom our bishops will bring.
Places are, of course, limited and so you are encouraged to book early to be part of this very special group. The brochure and booking form can be found here.
Read the Pilgrimage Blog written daily on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
The Fit for Purpose Report is the result of a process which is designed to reshape the governance of the Diocese to make it more appropriate for the 21st century.
A motion for the acceptance of the proposals contained within the report was passed with no objections at the July 2015 Diocesan Synod meeting.
'The World in a Diocese' is the report of an independent review of the Diocesan Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns Committee. Download 'The World in a Diocese'.
The National Church has published 'Everyday People - God's Gift to the Church of England' - a booklet on Minority Ethnic Vocations. Download 'Everyday People'.
There is a wide variety of practice across churches in the arrangements for the use of Church of England buildings by independent congregations and also a diversity in the nature of the relationships between the local parish church and those who use its premises. There is however a wide recognition on all sides that greater consistency is needed across the Diocese.
This guidance, written by John Richardson (Diocesan Ecumenical Adviser) sets out some possibilities and first attempts to clarify some underlying issues.
The Report, which was launched as part of a celebration of Non-Stipendiary Ministry in Southwark Cathedral on 25 September 2014, can be downloaded here.
Approved by the Bishop’s Council on 17 July 2014 and passed by Diocesan Synod at their meeting on 7 September 2014.
The report can be downloaded here.
At its meeting of November 2012, the Southwark Diocesan Synod approved the Strategy for Ministry report - a major piece of work outlining the way forward for Southwark Diocese over the next five years. Visit the Strategy for Ministry section containing details of the process as well as reports, resources and contacts.
Click here for new resources from the Church of England Research and Statistics Department and Church Urban Fund to help parishes understand more about their parishes and their place in the local community. This is based on information from the 2011 Census.
How to find out more about General Synod
- Follow it on the Parliament channel, usually broadcast after the sessions and usually when Parliament is in recess: http://tinyurl.com/Parliament-schedules
- Follow it live in audio: http://tinyurl.com/GSynod-Audio
(when prompted say yes to enhanced content, to get GS Agenda
and papers on screen)
- Read the General Synod papers (available two weeks before the sessions and permanently afterwards):
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