The United Diocese of Down And Dromore


Parish Resources

Useful resources to support the mission and administration of parish life can be found on the Church Of Ireland Website. Click the image below to access the resources. 

Scroll further down for diocesan resources and other help.


Guidance on Data Protection

An information pack is now available to help parishes meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is coming into effect on 25th May 2018.  This will affect all parishes, in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as it replaces existing law on data protection and gives individuals more rights and protection in how their personal data is being used by organisations.

The pack is available on the Parish Resources section of the Church of Ireland website here and includes a guide to GDPR, an information poster, a compliance checklist, and sample templates and forms.

If you have any questions please contact Rebekah Fozzard, Special Projects Manager at the Representative Church Body, by email at

Graveyard regulations

For the benefit of Select Vestries, the Diocesan Council has produced a guide to the Regulations and Charges for Burial Grounds and Gardens of Remembrance. 

These general diocesan guidelines will be reviewed triennially by the Diocesan Council.

Download the document here.

Minibus Transport in Northern Ireland

Clergy, youth workers, children’s workers, and others who are employed by parishes are no longer allowed to drive a minibus for the church without passing a test for a D1 licence.

Download the guidance from the RCB here.