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Churchwarden Resources

Constitution and Canons

The Constitution sets out the structure and rules of synod, while the Canons are the law of the Diocese, governing its life and discipline.

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Parish Leaders’ Manual

Familiarizes new lay leaders with their roles and responsibilities, and a reference for experienced churchwardens and incumbents.

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Parish Finance Manual

Information for parishes about the management of their financial affairs.

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Parish HR Manual

Information and policies for churchwardens as employer, with two sections: one on clergy and one on parish employees.

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Church Property

Learn about property issues like buying and selling, building renovations, rectories and cemeteries.

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Facility Rentals

Find out about renting to outside groups, including license agreements and lease agreements.

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Insurance

All the information you need about insurance requirements for the church property, building and furnishings.

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Churchwardens' Return

Provides financial statistics and the basis for accurately and fairly calculating the allotment for each congregation.

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Clergy Remuneration

Details on the components of the remuneration package, policies, and statistics and forms to help you with annual adjustments.

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Grants and Funding

Learn about the various grants and funding sources available to parishes.

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Health & Safety

Information, resources and sample policies to help you comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

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Investments

Get help with your short- and long-term investing strategies and learn how to use the Consolidated Trust Fund and Cemetery Fund.

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Screening

Resources and templates to help with screening compliance and good volunteer management practices.

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Sexual Misconduct Policy

Procedures for complaints and the definitions of the policy, including who to contact and training resources.

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Privacy

Information about the Privacy Standards Policy, as well as guidelines on parish directories and access to parish records.

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Forms

A convenient collection of downloadable forms.

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Policies and Guidelines

A collection of the Diocese’s policies and guidelines.

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