How do I set up a multiple-user subscription for a church office or library?
An institution subscription provides access to the directory for multiple users. After purchasing a subscription you will be able to set up access for your team members using one or more of these methods:
IP authentication - register your IP address(es) to provide automatic access for everyone in your office.
EZProxy - libraries and colleges using EZProxy can also offer remote access to their members by registering their EZProxy IP address.
Referring URL - redirect users to from a password protected page on your own website.
To register your IP addresses or referring URL login to the website using your admin account (the email address and password used when purchasing a subscription). Go to My Account and select the Institution Admin tab.
Step-by-step instructions: Managing your institution subscription
How do I log on using an institution license?
If you wish to access the directory using an instituation license (for example in a church office or library), and you have not been logged in automatically, please contact your office administrator for more information.
If you are an Administrator, you can manage login options for your institutional subscription by visiting My Account and selecting the Institution Admin tab.Back to top
How do I subscribe?
Please visit the Subscribe page and choose the subscription that meets your requirements from the drop-down menu.
You will then be directed to the Hymns Ancient and Modern group secure online checkout to complete the subscription process.
If you have an existing Hymns A&M account (used for purchases from Church House Publishing, Church Times or Church House Bookshop, for instance) please use these details to log in.
If you do not have an existing Hymns A&M account, please register as a new user.
Payment is by credit or debit card (excluding American Express or Diners Club). If you are purchasing an institution subscription and would prefer to be invoiced, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to top
How do I change my login details?
If you have forgotten your password or are not sure if it has changed, please visit Password Reminder and enter your email address.
To change your login details, including your email address and password, please login via the Login link at the top of this page, then select My Account.
If you continue to experience problems logging on, please contact the website team via email@example.comBack to top
What is the Year Book content and how do I find it?
Year Book-exclusive content can be found throughout the site and is marked with a . It can explored via the Year Book page, as well as via the Search bar.
The Year Book contains detailed information on the local and national structures of the Church of England. This includes details for diocesan staff and structures (in addition to that covered by Crockford), information about charities and organizations involved in the work of the Church of England, and a Who's Who of key figures, including General Synod members.Back to top
How do I subscribe to Year Book content?
A Year Book subscription is required to view Year Book content. You can subscribe to the Year Book on its own, or combine it with a subscription to Crockford data.
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How do I update Year Book content?
If you are logged into the website, the option to ‘Update this entry’ will appear on relevant pages. Please fill in any corrections you are aware of and we will update the record as soon as we can.Back to top
How often is Year Book content updated?
We aim to publish any changes to the Year Book information within one month of receiving notification. If you believe any Year Book information to be incorrect, please notify us via the 'Update this entry' button on the relevant page.
In addition, all individuals, organizations and church structures in the Who's Who directory are asked to review their Year Book information on an annual basis.Back to top
Is all content from the print Year Book available online?
The majority of the print edition content is now available online, with the Ecumenical and Anglican & Porvoo Communion sections due to be added by Autumn 2016.
For information contained in the 'General' section of the print edition, please see the Listings page or use the Search bar. Back to top
Can I search for Year Book (non-clergy) roles at a diocese or cathedral?
At present, only individuals included in the Year Book Who's Who (generally those in national roles) can be found via a 'People' search.
We are working towards adding all individuals roles to people searches by the end of 2016.
To find non-clergy individuals within a cathedral or diocesan office, please browse the relevant Diocese page.
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Who is included in Crockford?
The online directory contains the name of every Anglican clergyperson in the United Kingdom.
However, in line with data protection guidelines, individual clergy have the right to request that their contact details be withheld. Where such a request has been made, you will not be able to search for the individual by name and their contact details will not be available to view.
Read the Privacy Notice regarding clergy data held in Crockford databaseBack to top
I am a member of the clergy. How do I update my own record?
The easiest way to submit updates or corrections to Crockford online is via the Update this entry button found at the top of all individual pages.
All updates will be reviewed by the Crockford compilation team before being published.
Alternatively you can contact the compilation team directly:
Great Smith Street
Phone: +44(0) 20 7898 1012Back to top
How often is this website updated?
The Crockford database is continually updated and amended by the Crockford team, as information becomes available. This website is then updated with these amendments each working day.Back to top
What period of time does Crockford online cover?
Crockford online contains information on clergy appointments dating back to 1968. To find information that predates this, please see Historical data.Back to top
How can I obtain information from an old print edition of Crockford?
An archive of print editions of Crockford is maintained at Lambeth Palace Library. Requests for information from specific editions may be made to the Library directly:
Please use the subject line: Clergy Enquiry
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 1400
Fax: +44 (0)20 7898 1043
Post: Clergy Enquiry, Lambeth Palace Library, London, SE1 7JU, UK.
Please note that the Library is open Tuesday-Friday.Back to top
Can I email clergy directly from Crockford online?
Email addresses, where supplied, are listed within an individual's contact details.
Each email address is hyperlinked, allowing you to send an message to it using your computer's default email client.Back to top
What are the differences between the print and online editions of Crockford?
Both Crockford online and the print editions of Crockford draw their information from the Church of England's Crockford database.
The online edition receives updates from this database daily, while the print edition is published every two years.
The vast majority of information found in the print edition can be found on this website. However, in accordance with data protection legislation, clergy may choose to withhold their contact and/or biographical details from either the print or online editions of Crockford, or both. Consequently there may be a slight discrepancy between the two editions. Back to top
Why do some individual's names not link to a biography page?
In line with data protection guidelines, individual clergy have the right to request that their contact details be withheld from either the print or online editions of Crockford, or both.
Where such a request has been made, an individual's name may appear in search results or on the Listings page, but no further information will be available to view.Back to top
Why is Crockford online a subscription site?
Crockford's Clerical Directory has provided a valuable service to all those working with the church for over 160 years. However, the provision of such a service, including maintaining accurate data, producing print editions, and running the website requires investment.
Sales of print editions and online subscriptions help to cover the costs incurred and enable Church House Publishing to continue providing this service to the Church of England and the Anglican Communion at large. Back to top
Can this website be used to target specific groups of clergy?
It is not possible to search for clergy by age, gender, marital status, race, nationality, country of birth, membership of a church network, or by any other personal information. Consequently it is not possible to use this website to target clergy in a discriminatory way.
Search results may only be refined by location, type of post, and by whether a member of the clergy is living or deceased.
This website is also designed to make the mining of data and the creation of mailing lists a laborious and time-consuming process.Back to top
How safe is my contact information?
Crockford online is laid out in such as way as to make the mining of data a difficult process. It is not designed for the benefit of direct marketing companies.Back to top
Are listed email addresses at risk of receiving spam?
While it is possible to send emails to individual clergy using Crockford online, this can only be done by searching for clergy by name, or by slowly working through benefice pages.
It is not possible to use Crockford online to email multiple clergy at once.Back to top
I work overseas and am concerned about the security implications of being listed on this site.
In accordance with GDPR legislation, if you require your information to be removed from this website for any reason, please contact us.Back to top