Assistant Diocesan Secretary, Stuart Haynes, presented an update on Clergy Housing to Synod. He outlined the work being carried out to survey all our stock.
You can see his presentation here
Synod were informed that the strategy is to assess what work we need to do to make sure that we can offer a safe, warm, comfortable home
. With a new team in place, they aim to have all the surveys conducted by July to enable the Board of Finance to explore financing options for what is needed to be carried out. Stuart outlined that the condition survey is revealing repairs costing around £1m would be needed to bring all the poor and fair items up to a standard. He set out that we could get better value through contracting this work at volume and carefully constructing programmes to deliver the necessary improvements.
Synod voted in favour of allowing Finance Committee to pursue the funding needed to develop this programme of work.
We will be emailing clergy by the end of April 2019 with an update on housing progress.