It is compiled and published by the Archbishops' Council.
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 www.crockford.org.uk
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?
- 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.
Honours and education
The details we require are the full names (and recognised abbreviations) of honours, degrees (including honorary degrees) and qualifications, the year received and, where applicable, the awarding institution. Fellowships and memberships of learned societies, academies and professional institutions also are included.
Please provide the name of the institutions(s) attended and either the year of entry or the year in which a degree was awarded, if applicable.
Parochial appointments are described in terms of benefice, rather than church or parish, and benefice names will be abbreviated as appropriate.
It is not Crockford policy to include any of the following:
- Informal local arrangements or areas of special responsibility
- Emeritus appointments
- Licence/permission to officiate when another appointment was held at the same time
- Commissary appointments
- Examining chaplaincies and secular appointments (other than with registered charities or in education).
If you particularly wish to have an alternative name recorded, please give details, e.g. maiden names of married female clergy, or names relating to religious orders.
Please let us have your e-mail address, if you would like it added to your entry.
Please write to:
Crockford's Clerical Directory
Great Smith Street
LONDON SW1P 3AZ
Or use the contact form below:
Archival Enquiries for Crockford
Historical enquiries concerning individual members of the clergy recorded in Crockford's Clerical Directory are answered by Lambeth Palace Library.