Diocesan vacancy for Historic Churches Support Officer

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Diocesan vacancy for Historic Churches Support Officer

The Diocese of East Anglia is looking to appoint an Historic Churches Support Officer, to help parishes build up their capacity and commitment to champion the conservation and enhancement of their own local historic church.

Through grant funding from Historic England, a new opportunity has arisen to join the diocesan team. The post-holder will assist Parishes to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to implement robust management, maintenance and funding schemes which will assist with the sustainability of the historic heritage of our churches.

You will have excellent organisational and planning skills; be able to manage a varied workload; be an effective team player; and be based at the diocesan office near Norwich.

A spokesman for the Historic Churches Committee of the Diocese of East Anglia said: “Our Diocese includes a wealth of historic churches, including the great neo-gothic Cathedral of St John the Baptist by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the interesting Art Deco church of the Sacred Heart in North Walsham, the unique church of St Peter the Apostle by Eric Gill, as well as the Medieval Slipper Chapel at the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. 

“This rich patrimony is an illustration of faith handed to us, and we have the confidence that we will continue to preserve and enhance it. ‘He is the living stone.’

“The new post will promote best practice for the conservation, documentation, interpretation and sustainable management of our churches and help inform the wider community of the contribution that historic Catholic churches make to national heritage. The Historic Churches Committee see the establishment of this post as an important step in both celebrating and conserving our Catholic patrimony.”

Full information about the role is available here:

Historic Churches Support Officer

You can read more about grants to repair historic churches here:


Pictured above is the historic church of St Peter Gorleston