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Code of Recommended Practice to the Repair of Benefice Buildings Measure (DOC-459.5KB)
Church Commissioners

The RBBM Code gives detailed guidance on parsonage issues including the rights and responsibilities of incumbents (as freehold owners of parsonages but with the rights in effect of tenants) and the equivalent roles of Diocesan Parsonages Boards (with the legal and financial responsibility for maintaining parsonages). It gives guidance on the consultation process, and our role in considering representations. It includes forms for use by diocesan authorities.


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RBBM 1972 - Representations under RBBM (DOC-33.5KB)
Church Commissioners

A flowchart outlining our procedures upon receipt of an appeal against a diocesan decision not to carry out certain repairs or to demolish superfluous outbuildings.


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RBBM 1972 - Summary of legal position (DOC-61KB)
Church Commissioners

A checklist of consultations and consents on all parsonage maintenance/management matters under the Measure.


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RBBM 1972 - Summary of main duties and rights of Parsonage Boards and occupants (DOC-50.5KB)
Church Commissioners

A broad summary of the respective duties and rights (and the relationship between the two) of Diocesan Parsonages Boards and incumbents/team vicars under the Measure.


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Parsonage Measure Recommended Forms (DOC-114.5KB)
Church Commissioners

Various non-statutory but recommended forms of Consent and Notice for use by Diocesan Parsonages Boards in proposed parsonage transactions, including those for Shortened Procedure.


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Parsonage Measure Rules 2007 (DOC-87KB)
Church Commissioners

Rules to be followed by Diocesan Parsonages Boards when serving notice on Patrons and PCCs (or Churchwardens) of proposed sales, exchange, building, purchases, disposition of proceeds etc. of parsonages together with statutory forms of Notice and recommended covering letter.


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Parsonages - A Design Guide (PDF-752.38KB)
Church Commissioners

Our Guide (commonly called the Green Guide) published in December 1998 for those concerned with all aspects of the building or purchase of parsonages. It includes a Design Brief, sets out the standards and has supplements on issues such as security.


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Parsonages and Glebe Diocesan Manual (word format) (DOCX-2.21MB)
Church Commissioners

This Manual provides legal and procedural guidance (including the consultative process) which diocesan administrators and their professional staff have to follow in seeking to carry out transactions under the Parsonages Measures and the Endowments and Glebe Measure.


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Parsonages and Glebe Diocesan Manual (zip format) (ZIP-1.67MB)
Church Commissioners

This Manual provides legal and procedural guidance (including the consultative process) which diocesan administrators and their professional staff have to follow in seeking to carry out transactions under the Parsonages Measures and the Endowments and Glebe Measure.


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Parsonages Design Guide - Fire Precautions leaflet (DOC-119KB)
Church Commissioners

Fire precautions for parsonage houses, including detailed advice on smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. Includes the advice of the Fire Brigade and the Home Office.


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