Crockford's Clerical Directory

Crockford's Clerical Directory is the definitive guide of Anglican clergy and churches in the Church of England, the Church of Ireland, the Church in Wales and the Scottish Episcopal Church, with biographies of over 27,000 Anglican clergy dating back to 1968.

It is compiled and published by the Archbishops' Council.
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How do I buy a copy?
Crockford's Clerical Directory is published digitally and in print by Church House Publishing. Crockford Online offers free searches and access to some information, but a subscription is required to see full biographical and contact details. Find out more at

Crockford has been published in printed form since 1858, and the latest volume for 2018-2019 was published in December 2017. Find out more and order on Church House Publishing website.


How will my data be used?

With the arrival of the GDPR we have updated our privacy policy. Clergy whose information is held on the Crockford database should follow the link for information on:

  • The data we collect and how it is used
  • Important contacts for querying the use of your data
  • Your rights as a data subject
  • And how to inform us of changes to your data permissions.

How do I update my entry?
To ensure your Crockford entry is as up to date as possible, you will need to notify the compilation team of any amendments or additions. You can do so by completing a notification form and returning it to the address provided.

Information the compilation team require

Please write to:

Crockford's Clerical Directory
Church House
Great Smith Street

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Archival Enquiries for Crockford

Historical enquiries concerning individual members of the clergy recorded in Crockford's Clerical Directory are answered by Lambeth Palace Library.