Diocesan Directory

This page contains information about the new diocesan directory which is based on the Church of England Contact Management System (CMS).

Using the new diocesan directory (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.

Troubleshooting

CMS Troubleshooting

I cannot register on the CofE portal because it says someone has already registered using that email address.

This frequently happens with generic email addresses like admin@ourparish.org.uk.

Use the Forgotten Password link to be sent a ‘reset password’ link.

I have registered for the CofE portal but I have never received an email to activate my account.

Try these steps:

  1. Check the message did not end up in your spam folder.
  2. Follow the link to resent the activation code.
I have requested access to the CMS but have not received an email confirming my access.

Unfortunately at present the CMS does not email you when your request is approved.

We aim to approve requests within 48 hours.

Simply login to the CMS to check.  If it has been several days since you applied, contact us and we will help you.