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Parish Resources

Parish Administration

These pages offer resources to help you run your parish.

Human Resources for Clergy

Resources and policies about clergy as office holders, including professional development, remuneration and benefits, wellness and retirement.

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Human Resources for Parishes

Resources and guidelines about parish employees and volunteers, including staff compensation, hiring and supervising staff, performance reviews and the Parish Human Resources Manual.

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Church Property

Topics on church property, including license and lease agreements, buying and selling property, renovations and cemeteries.

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Finance

The Parish Finance Manual, annual returns, investments and insurance.

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Grants & Funding

The different grants available to parishes and how to apply.

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Screening

Details on the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith policy, including how to implement it in your parish.

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Sexual Misconduct Policy

Information on the policy, and resources for holding training sessions in your parish.

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Archives

Details about keeping parish files and what to transfer to the Diocesan Archives, as well as information for researchers.

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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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Health & Safety

Rules and policies your parish needs to follow, plus training resources

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Visual Identity

The diocesan logo and how to use it in your parish.

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Parish Leadership

A toolkit and annual workshops for churchwardens, treasurers and other parish leaders.

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Forms

A convenient collection of downloadable forms.

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Policies & Guidelines

A collection of the Diocese’s policies and guidelines.

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Parish Resources

These pages offer resources for ministries and programs in parishes.

Healthy Congregations

Resources and tools to help your congregation reflect Christ’s love in the world and share the gospel.

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Fresh Start

A one-year program for congregations in transition.

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Missional Expressions of Church

Learning how to be missional and putting those ideas into practice, including grants to help you get started.

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Generosity and Giving Programs

Encouraging giving through education, narrative budgets and different ways of giving.

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Parish Volunteers

Equipping, empowering and supporting volunteers in their ministries.

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COVID-19 Updates

As news continues to emerge about the COVID-19 pandemic and measures being taken in response, we will gather official updates from the Diocese here.

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Delivering Worship Services During COVID-19

We have gathered resources to support your parish’s technical, liturgical and health and safety needs during this time.

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Diocesan Life

Learn about some of our Diocese’s priorities and ministries.

Healing Ministries

We live out our ministry of healing in anointing with oil, pastoral visiting and faith community nursing.

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Social Justice and Advocacy

Equipping, engaging and supporting Anglicans throughout the Diocese in matters of social and ecological justice.

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Prayer Resources

Our diocesan cycles of prayer and other ways to explore prayer.

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Youth Ministry

Diocesan-wide and area youth programs, led by the Bishop’s Youth Ministry Committee and the area coordinators.

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Children's Ministry

Tips and ideas to help bring the living gospel into kids’ lives.

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Diversity Resources

Exploring the issues of diversity and race.

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Chinese Ministry

Ministry with Cantonese-speaking and Mandarin-speaking people throughout the Diocese.

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Diocesan Volunteer Corps

Working with parishes to build up healthy communities of faith that have clarity of mission.

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Marriage

A number of churches in the Diocese offer same-sex marriages or the blessing of same-sex relationships.

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