Clergy Housing


The Diocese of Ely supports clergy and their families with suitable housing which is safe, comfortable and fit for purpose, both as a place of work and as a home.

The Property Department is responsible for the provision and maintenance of these houses. It is also supports clergy house moves and parishes with empty properties can also benefit from their advice.

If you need support with any aspect of your clergy home, please contact theteam via email via this link Property Department.

Diocese Property Office Contact Details

  • Office Hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm): 01353 652704
  • Out of hours: 07956 252325

Approved Ely Diocesan Emergency Contractors

If you have an emergency with your property and need to contact someone to resolve it, please view a list of approved contractors on the link below.

Plumbing & Heating Engineer

Nigel Rogerson

07710 990397 or 01353 665323

Gas Leaks Only

Transco

0800 111 999

Electrician

Gerald Harnwell

01945 773207

Emergency Tree Work

Eastern Landscapes

07831 123533

Blocked drains

Mitchell & Mayle

01353 687984

Emergency locksmiths

Halls of Cambridge

01223 416000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Guide to Living in a Parsonage House

As responsibility for maintaining a property is shared between the diocese and the the occupant, a housing guide has been produced which explains how our houses are maintained, who is responsible for what, and when.

This guide has been produced in conjunction with the Houses Committee's current policies. It provides vital information for the day-to-day maintenance and running of your home. If there are any aspects of housing you are unsure of, please contact the department.

Click here to download the Guide to Living in a Parsonage House (May 2019)

Retirement Housing 

For information relating to retirement housing, please visit the Church of England webpages here.

Cold Weather Procedure

Should you be going away at any time during a period of cold weather, a seasonal reminder to please take all necessary measures to ensure that there is sufficient background heat in your home to prevent hot and cold pipes or the central heating boiler freezing up.  It’s always advisable to ask someone local to keep a watchful eye on the property.

Where radiators are fitted with thermostatic radiator valves, it would be sensible to turn these down to the frost stat setting (the “ice crystal” logo) after which they will only come on when the room temperature is around 4 or 5 degrees centigrade.  The boiler can operate normally and its internal thermostat will allow it to cut off when the water temperature has reached the pre-set limit, thus saving expenditure on unnecessary heating.

Whilst you are away, it is also sensible to ensure that the stopcock is turned off in order to limit any damage in the unfortunate event of a serious leak.  If your home is heated using a modern condensing boiler, it would be wise to ensure that the external condensation pipe is free of frozen condensate prior to starting the boiler on your return (use warm water to defrost).  You may want to wrap the pipe with insulation prior to going away and to ask a neighbour to check the pipe during times of extreme weather.  Please also ensure that external (or garage) taps are turned off and insulated.

Where your home is heated by oil, it would be sensible to check oil tank fuel levels well before your break in order to ensure a sufficient supply of heating oil.  Please remember that should the heating oil run out, the cost of enabling the system will not be met from the Houses Committee budget and you also run the risk of serious damage to boiler pumps, etc.

The office will be closed for the Christmas break from 2.30pm on Monday, 23rd December until 9.00am on Thursday, 2nd January 2020.


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