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How to use this website

Crockford online is a subscription-based website. However, the following facilities are available free of charge:

  • Search people or places in the database and view lists of search results
  • Browse the database at diocese and archdeaconry level to find the names of current bishops, archdeacons, cathedral clergy, diocesan office contacts and other information
  • Access the Listings section, which includes lists of chaplains, bishops in the House of Lords, theological training institutions and more
  • Read useful guides in the Help section, including a new glossary of Key Terms and our popular advice on to How to address the clergy.

The following features are available to subscribers only:

  • Access full biographical and contact details for individuals
  • Browse the database and deanery and parish level
  • View appointment histories for individual parishes and benefices 
  • View details of national bodies serving the Church of England (Year Book content)
  • Explore relevant organizations, societies and charities (Year Book content)
  • Access the Who's Who directory of key figures, lay and ordained (Year Book content)

An individual subscription to Crockford online costs just £40 a year for online Crockford content or £57 for yearbook and online content.

Subscriptions for parishes, churches, groups and other institutions are also available. Find out more about subscriptions