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Property Committee

The Property Committee oversees the management of parsonage houses by

  • ensuring the Board meets its statutory duty to carry out repairs
  • replacing unsuitable houses where possible
  • improving properties
  • realising development potential of sites
  • selling houses no longer required
  • letting houses during vacancies
  • providing new houses where required.

The Committee also deals with the Board’s own properties. It includes some members elected directly by the House of Laity of the Synod and by the clergy of the diocese, in addition to others appointed by the Bishop and by the Board of Finance. It meets 6 times a year during the daytime.


Chair: Mr J Butler

Vice Chair: Mr D Lambert

Ex-officio: The Archdeacons, Mr C Bird [Chairman of the DBF], Mr A Brown [Vice Chairman of the DBF]

Nominated by the Bishop: Mr J Butler (Chair)

Appointed: The Revd C Bunce, The Revd K David, Mrs M Butcher, Dr D Dallinger, Mrs K Smith [one clergy vacancy]

House of Clergy – The Revd K Padley, The Revd K Woolmer, one vacancy
House of Laity – Mr J Harding, Mr D Lambert, Mr R Lambert

In Attendance:  Mr D White [Diocesan Secretary], Mr I Blythe [Estates Secretary], Mrs B Young [Property and Facilities Manager], Mr A Woodgate [Diocesan Surveyor]

Property Committee Constitution:

Download the Property Committee Constitution

Dates of meetings in 2023:

Tuesday 2 February
Tuesday 14 March
Tuesday 9 May
Tuesday 11 July
Tuesday 5 September
Tuesday 7 November (Property Improvements Allocation only)
Tuesday 21 November

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