Churchwardens have important legal responsibilities, but the office also has a vital spiritual, pastoral and mission dimension – the duty is to be foremost among the laity in the life and mission of the Church in the parish.

This page details useful documents and contacts to assist you in your role as a Churchwarden in the Dorchester Archdeaconry

Information on the role of a Churchwarden can be found here

Canon E1 from the Church of England can be found here

A guidance note on The Church Registry (Terrier and Inventory) can be found here

A blank Church Register can be found here

A link to the Church Care website with useful information on how to look after your church and churchyard can be found here

Faith in Maintenance – Log books and care of your church information can be found here

Information on Insurance from Ecclesiastical can be found here


For any general queries please don’t hesitate to contact your Incumbent, Area Dean or the Archdeacon’s office for advice.