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We have replaced the Parish Info system with the national database called the Contact Management System.

This investment in new technology will make it easier to keep our online database up-to-date and for you to search for key contacts. 

Fully compliant with data protection legislation, the new system gives much more flexibility and adaptability,  

It's been jointly developed by dioceses acoss the Church of England, and already over half are signed up to the system plus more are joining. We see this as an ideal solution to our Diocese needs. We are also pooling knowledge and resources to make a better system for all.

Our staff at St James House have been fully trained on how to use the system and you'll no longer be able to use old Parish Info system.

Watch the video to find out how to access the Contact Management System or you can try our instructions.




How to set up access to the Contact Management System

There are two stages to setting up access to the new Contact Management System (CMS) or online directory.
  1. Registering for an account for the Church of England Portal.
  2. Requesting access to the Contact Management System (CMS).

Stage 1: Registering for an account for CofE Portal
  • Click on Register for an account link.

You’ll need to complete the following.
  • First name.
  • Surname.
  • Email address.
  • Create a password – must be 8 characters and include a number and capital letter and that you can easily remember.
Click on Register button.
  • A screen will appear – “pending activation”
  • You’ll receive an activation email.
  • When you receive your activation email, click on the link to activate your account.
  • A screen will confirm activation has been successful.

Stage 2: Requesting access to the Contact Management System (CMS)
  • Click – “Sign into the Portal” on the screen, following activating your CofE Portal account activation.
  • Sign into CofE Portal using the login details you’ve created.
  • Click on the Contact Management System tile. 
  • Click Request CMS Access

Fill in the following details:
  • Diocese: Liverpool.
  • Your Parish: Select your parish from the dropdown box (optional).
  • Postcode: Enter the postcode we hold for you on our database.
  • You will receive an email asking you to confirm your email address.
  • The database administrator will be asked if access should be granted (real person!).
  • You’ll only be able to access the CMS once he or she has checked permissions.
  • Wait to receive an email with your request approval and you should be able to access the CMS or online directory.
  • You can edit your details. Please don’t tick the privacy box, as people won’t be able to find you.
  • You can specify the data which can be shared across the Diocese and also on the Public Directory (national).