What happens in the provincial offices?
The provincial staff provide professional assistance to the work of the Governing Body, the Representative Body, the Bench of Bishops and the Bishops’ Advisers, and manage the work of these groups on a day-to-day basis. The staff also provide assistance as needed to the Bishops and colleagues in the Dioceses, particularly in specialised areas such as Information Communication Technology and Human Resources.
Certain funds/charities, for example the Widows, Orphans and Dependents Society, the Archbishop of Wales’s Fund for Children, the Provincial Jubilee Fund, are administered from the provincial offices.
In practice the staff at the provincial office are a useful first point of contact for church members and members of the public.