Parish Leadership

This section provides the tools needed to manage the day-to-day operations of your church.

Each member of the parish leadership team – that is, Incumbents and Churchwardens – has stated duties and responsibilities. Nevertheless, the Canons are clear in their expectation that together Churchwardens and Incumbents form the core leadership for the parish. By implication, the Canons intend that leadership in our parishes should operate as collaboratively as possible.

This means that both Incumbents and Churchwardens should have equal access to the same resources. We have developed a manual called the Parish Leaders’ Manual intended for use by both Incumbents and Churchwardens.