The Parish Handbook takes the form of a series of separate guidance notes organised by topic and available on the Parish Resources part of the website under the relevant topic area. The Handbook is a manual to support select vestries, parish officers and all members of the Church in the administration and organisation of parish life.
Advice for those new to serving on a select vestry, or new Church members, and background information for everyone interested in the structure, membership and governance of the Church.
Information and advice on the role and responsibilities of the select vestry as a whole, and of specific positions within the select vestry. Guidance on dealing with select vestry business.
Tools, templates and information to assist Parishes with General Data Protection Regulation
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Parishes The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect across Europe from 25 May 2018.
Safe Custody and Copyright of Parish Records and Memorials in Burial Grounds Arising from some recent situations involving copying and/or publication of parish registers and other records held locally, the Library and Archives Committee has been prompted to issue the following Guidelines.
Information to help select vestry members understand their role as charity trustees.
Charitable purpose and objects (RI) Statement of Charitable Purposes and Objects (RoI) – approved by The General Synod of the Church of Ireland for use by parishes and other Church of Ireland bodies in registering under the Charities Act 2009
Trustee Declaration S40 Trustees’ declaration to accompany a notification of change of particulars in Register of Charities
Eligibility to serve as a Charitable Trustee (RI) Eligibility to serve as a charitable trustee and, consequently, as a member of a Select Vestry in the Church of Ireland is governed by the Republic of Ireland Charities Act 2009 Section 55 (1).