maintaining our properties
One of the principal objectives of our Charity is the ongoing maintenance of our churches, presbyteries, buildings and schools. We also strive to ensure that all who cross our thresholds are safe.
Our department works with parishes on a daily basis to advice on many aspects of property management. This primarily includes:
Small and Large Works
We are on hand to provide advice for small works and to help the parish ensure works are completed safely and satisfactoraly. Where the project is more complex the Diocesan Surveyor will become involved.
We provide advice and guidance to ensure that parishes use suitable contractors who are also adequately insured. The Property Administrator can help in seeking an appropriate contractor when needed.
Letting of Diocese Property
This is a complex legal area and no agreement should be entered into without the guidance and support of the property department. The property team will conduct a feasibility study and then instruct external agents to manage this.
Property Acquisitions and Disposals
All acquisitions and disposals will be dealt with via the property department.
Compliance and Health and Safety
We work in conjunction with Mentor Services to assist parishes to be compliant with all relevant and current legislation. We do this by providing information to parishes to guide them in this area and arranging statuory works where required, and being on hand to offer advice when needed.
Who We Are
Our Team & contact details
Key to fulfilling our objectives effectively is the role played by the Diocesan Property Team which consists of: –
Hugh Davies – Director of Finance and Development
David Wilson – Diocesan Surveyor
Natasha Bissett – Property Coordinator
Mentor Services – (Health and Safety)