How We Work
How We Work is about improving how the National Church
Institutions (NCIs) serve and support the mission and ministry of
the Church of England. As such, it is a key strand of Renewal &
How We Work comprises three broad areas of work:
- How we work with dioceses and cathedrals (the services we
- Data, systems and their use
- Leadership and culture change within the NCIs.
Our focus is on activities which can only be done, or are most
effectively and efficiently done, at a national level.
Working with the dioceses we have prioritised the following
areas that will better support and enable their work:
- Recruitment support - Develop systems and online tools that
Dioceses can use to attract the best people for clergy and lay
roles. Building a better digital presence for recruitment
that benefits the whole Church
- 21st Century Data, Systems, and Processes - How the NCIs
steward the data, systems and processes that they own on behalf of
the church institutions. It involves developing & delivering
data, information & systems which enables effective end to end
data flow and accurate information.
- Improving communications - Streamline the way the NCIs consult
and communicate with dioceses to reduce the communication burden,
and help the NCIs and dioceses to collaborate and share best
And to deliver these we need to increase our leadership capacity
to drive through operational and culture change programmes.
More information about these areas of work will be added here as
the How We Work programme develops.
What are the NCIs
The NCI's are the National Church Institutions, which is the
collective name for the following:
- The Archbishops' Council
- Bishopthorpe Palace
- Lambeth Palace
- The Church Commissioners
- The Church of England Central Services
- The Church of England Pensions Board
- National Society for Promoting Religious Education
- Trustees of the Lambeth Palace Library