This, the online version of Crockford’s Clerical Directory, provides continually updated biographies of more than 26,000 clergy and deaconesses in the Church of England (including the Diocese in Europe), the Church in Wales, the Scottish Episcopal Church, and the Church of Ireland. With only a few minor exceptions, where individuals have requested that their data be withheld, everything that is available within the printed edition of Crockford is also available on this web site.*
Information available to all visitors
Extensive areas of this web site are available free of charge. All of the material listed in the Guides area of the site, including the list of abbreviations used on the site and the page describing how to address the clergy are available to all site visitors.
In addition, the tables of information provided in the Listings and International areas are also available free of charge to all visitors.
Finally, you can also conduct a basic search within the directory to see whether or not a particular individual or benefice is listed. However, to access biographical and contact details, or appointment histories for a benefice, you will need to subscribe.
Information available to subscribers only
Subscribers have full access to all the biographical and contact details and appointment histories listed within the Crockford online directory. When logged in, subscribers can simply follow the links from a person's name or a benefice name from within the search results, or from some Listings pages, to access the full entry in the directory.
The site is updated once a week to include all amendments made in the previous seven days.
Web site design and maintenance
This web site is operated and run by Church House Publishing in liaison with the Crockford department of the Archbishops' Council.
Church House Publishing work in partnership with Baigent to develop and maintain this web site. Baigent enjoys a growing reputation in the not-for-profit and content management sectors, working in partnership with clients to ensure they get the most out of the web, designing and building award-winning sites that can be easily updated using their custom-built site manager system.
* Data protection legislation means that clergy have the right to ask that their contact details are withheld from the book, the web site or both. As a result, some clergy listed in the book may not be listed on the web site and vice versa. Where a member of the clergy has asked for their details to be withheld, their name will be listed, but no further information will be available and there will be no link from their name within search results or Listings pages.