This page contains information about the diocesan directory, based on the Church of England Contact Management System (CMS).
All users need to register with the CofE portal. Read the Getting Started Guide in full for information on how to register and how to request access to the diocesan Contact Management System:
After completing the steps in the Getting Started guide, we suggest you read these two quick guides on how to search the CMS:
Once you have access to the CMS, you may receive a link via email asking you to confirm the contact details we hold for you.
But you can also check and amend your contact details yourself whenever you like.
If you have registered on the Portal and can log into the CMS
You can use the “Edit my contact details” link to update your contact information.
If you are not registered
You can still update your own contact details by visiting changemydetails.cofeportal.org, where you can request a one-time link to amend your record. This will only work if your contact record includes a working email address.
- Check the message did not end up in your spam folder.
- Follow this link to resend the activation code.
You can also log into the CMS to check your access. If you can see these three menu items then you have been granted access:
- Contact search
- Post search
- Place search
If it has been several days since you applied and the menu items have not appeared, contact us and we will help you.