Handbook

Useful information, guidelines and help with a range of church and people issues. This area is being continually revised and updated.

Annual meetings (resources)

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Clergy Discipline Measure

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Clergy (and others) - finance and employment

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Clergy - Common Tenure

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Clergy - general, holidays and housing

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Clergy - vocations, training, CME and REVIEW

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Church administration

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Church buildings, maintenance and regulations

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Churchyard, maintenance and regulations

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Church - fire safety

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Church - health and safety

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Church - health and safety (asbestos)

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Church - health and safety (personal safety)

  • Personal safety - advice and positive practical guidance (external link)
  • Personal safety - advice for clergy, churches and others from National Churchwatch (external Link)
  • Personal safety - clergy safety - advice from the Diocese of London (external link)

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Church - security

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Marriage and weddings

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Miscellaneous

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Rural Deans

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Safeguarding: child protection and vulnerable adults

More information and resources about the protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults is available on the Safeguarding: child protection and vulnerable adults page.

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Vacancies - guidance for parishes

Wakefield Diocese produces various resources to help guide parishes through a vacancy or interregnum (when their priest leaves). This information is normally given to Parochial Church Councils at a special meeting (usually) with the Archdeacon before the outgoing priest leaves. That meeting helps explain what is involved, and what will happen next. These papers are a support and reminder.

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Worship

Click here for useful links and resources (mostly external links).
Click here for a list of more worship resources on the site.

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Support Pages

Awake

Bishops Certificate in Pastoral Ministry

Bishop’s Development Fund

Care of Clergy

Children And Youth

Children and Youth: Ideas

Children and Youth: Participation and Listening

Children and Youth: Support

Children and Youth: Towards Good Practice

Children and Youth: Worship

Christening / Baptism

Church Music

Communion and Confirmation

Continuing Ministerial Education (CME)

Curriculum Resources

Deanery Deliveries

Development and Support

Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC)

Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship

Diocesan Offices

Disability and access

Ecumenical

Education

Education and Training

Education Contacts

Education Courses and Events

Education Links

Environment

Fairtrade

Faiths

Giving

Godly Play

Hospices

Hospital Chaplaincy

Learning And Training

Legal Notices

Local Authority Agreed Syllabuses

Media Contacts

Ministry among deaf people

Ministry and Vocation

Ministry of Healing

Mission

Mothers Union

Ordained Local Ministry

Organisations

Our MOT

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Parish MOT

Parish Spotlights

Patronage

Prayer and Spirituality

Property

Publications and Resources

Racial Justice

Readers

Records Office

Resource Centres

Resources Mirfield

Retired clergy

Retreats

Rural

Safeguarding

School Reports

Services with Signing

SIAMS Inspections and Documentation

Social Responsibility

Society of Catholic Priests (SCP)

Spiritual Direction

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Theology and Society

Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis

Tourism

Vocation

Wakefield Anglican Cursillo

Wakefield Cathedral

Wakefield Diocesan Drama Committee

Wakefield Ministry Consultancy

Wakefield Resource Centre

What Are Church Schools?

Working with the media

Worship and Liturgy