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Manse Steward

Manse Steward in the Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit

This vacancy is for the manse in Tewkesbury

Background Information
The Circuit Assembly is responsible for the maintenance of the manses occupied by ministers and their dependants. The Methodist Conference has agreed the specifications for manses so that they can be used as a home and as a base for ministry.

The care of manses is at all times a matter of partnership and cooperation between the occupants and the circuit officers. The Circuit Assembly aims to maintain manses at the highest possible standard for the comfort and well-being of the occupants.

To ensure proper maintenance of the Circuit manses assigned to the particular manse steward.

Main Tasks

  • Establishing and/or maintaining processes of maintenance and repair, drawing on agreed trades and skills resources, and ensuring necessary repairs are undertaken.
  • Ensure ministers know who to contact so that problems can be rectified.
  • Liaise with outgoing and incoming Ministers regarding necessary works to manses.
  • On change of occupancy ensure that outgoing and incoming ministers leave or find the manses in appropriate order.
  • Liaise with the Lead Manse Coordinator and the Circuit Manse Stewards group
  • Complete relevant annual manse schedules
  • Maintain manse Logs

Responsible To
Circuit Lead Manse Coordinator



  • Lead Manse Coordinator and Circuit Manse Stewards group
  • Circuit Property Portfolio Holder, Circuit Property Schedules officer, and Circuit Property Group
  • Superintendent and Ministers
  • Where appropriate, Church Stewards and Property Stewards


  • Agreed tradespeople

Meetings to Attend
Circuit Manse Steward group meetings – no more than two per year.

Time Commitment
This can vary depending on work required on a particular manse.

Equipment Needed
Access to telephone and email.

Travel expenses will be paid at the agreed Connexional rate for volunteers. Receipted expenses agreed in advance with the Circuit Lead Manse Coordinator, necessarily incurred in the performance of the duties, will be reimbursed.

Review Procedure
This role is subject to annual appointment by the Circuit Assembly. Appointments will not normally be renewed after six successive years.

Get In Touch
01452 415769

By post to:

Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit Office
PO Box 3303

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