Practical Church Management

James Behrens

Revised and Updated - 4th Edition

Practical Church Management provides essential information on all aspects of modern church life. For more than twenty years its clear layout and practical approach has made it a favourite with clergy, church wardens, PCC treasurers, Gift Aid secretaries, PCC members, and all others involved with church management, both at parish and at diocesan level.

This fourth edition incorporates new law and guidance in a range of areas. There are three new chapters: The parish safeguarding officer, Friends organisations, and Mission. There are four new appendices: a model parish safeguarding policy, a Friends organisation model constitution, a model parish environment policy, and matters that do not need a faculty. Other new topics include women bishops, the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, social media, the Church Representation Rules 2020, contactless payments, off-payroll working, and charitable incorporated organisations. The book is full of useful contact details and website addresses for further reference.


James Behrens is a barrister, a recorder, a former diocesan chancellor for Leicester and Bristol, and a licensed lay minister in London, who holds degrees in law and theology. His other books include Confirmation, Sacrament of Grace  and Church Dispute Mediation, both also published by Gracewing.


978 0 85244 786 4

600 pages

£30.00   

January 2021                   Pre-Order now


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