How Your Local Church can
If your enquiry is about your faith, a call to ordination,
organising a wedding, baptism, funeral or other service, the best
first point of contact is your parish church.
To find your local church or to find out which
diocese you live in, please visit www.achurchnearyou.com
and input your postcode into the search bar.
How Your Diocese can help
Many enquires can also be dealt with by your diocese in the
first instance. Your Diocese is a good first point of contact and
will then be able to advise you on a number of subjects or make
suggestions on who best to speak to.
Some of the things you can contact your Diocese about
- Baptism / Marriage records
- Empty churches
- Active Churches and church owned property
- Local Clergy contact details
- Local church schools and education
- Churchwarden, PCC and Diocesan/Deanery synod queries
- Church mission and stewardship advice
- Complaint procedures
England is split up into 41 dioceses (42 including the
Diocese in Europe). Each diocese works autonomously and deals with
the overall administration of the churches in a particular area.
This includes training, mission, property and church schools.
How we can help
Weddings, Christening and Funeral
Please contact your parish priest in the first instance or
alternatively, check to see if your question is answered
For anything else, please email:
Press and Media enquiries
Pensions (including housing)
The Church of England Pensions
Church of England Records and Archives
Lambeth Palace Library
For queries regarding the
Archbishop of Canterbury or the Archbishop of York
Please contact Lambeth Palace or
For all other queries:
The Church of England National Offices
Call: +44(0)20 7898 1000
Great Smith Street
Centrally, the Church supports dioceses in those circumstances
where doing it once is better than 41 times over. Much of the
information generated for this site is produced nationally.
We will endeavour to answer all queries within 24 hours,
please note that complicated queries may take longer to