Admissions Services

Churchwardens are formally admitted by the Archdeacon on behalf of the Bishop. A range of admission services are held annually.  
Download the Citation form here

Each year both Archdeacons' produce a charge.  You can read the Archdeacon of Northampton's here 

Duties of Churchwardens

Churchwardens are the Officers of the Bishop, elected by the parish.

Click here for a summary of their duties.


Every year training is provided for Churchwardens and other Officers. 

This event will be on eventbrite, please check back later for the link.

Visitations and Articles of Enquiry

Visitations to parishes are carried out by the Archdeacon, the Rural Dean or the Deanery Lay Chair. Every parish is visted on a three-yearly cycle. The Archdeacons' Visitations and Articles of Enquiry are designed to give PCC's the opportunity to share stories about the life of their Church.  The responses are used by the Archdeacons to help shape strategic planning and support for parishes. Download the Articles of Enquiry form here
Each year a newsletter is produced to accompany their visitations, you can down load the latest copy here.

Churchwarden's Yearbook 2023

The Churchwarden's Yearbook is an annual, one-week-to-view, diary and source of information used by Churchwardens and Clergy in England and Wales. 

If you would like to read more about what is included in this diary and download an order form, please click on the link below.

Download the 'Churchwarden's Yearbook 2023 order form' here.

Books for Churchwardens 

If you are a Churchwarden and you are interested in some further reading to assist your role, please click on the link below.

Download the 'Books for Churchwardens order form' here.