Buildings for God's Kingdom survey


A survey on church buildings and halls is now open, aimed at PCCs to consider and submit a response.

The survey explores the impact of church building projects on the missional life of churches in the Diocese of Chester over the last decade. It also seeks to gain the views of parishes on the best way forward to manage spaces/buildings used by churches.

Part one asks for information about the church building and hall. Part two requires PCC discussion before completing. The survey closes on 31st October 2018.


How will the findings be used?

As a Diocese, the findings will help us consider how best to support one another by identifying common patterns of aspirations, needs, opportunities and good practice. We are also interested to open up discussions around buildings, to which this survey is the first step to listen to as many viewpoints as possible. As appropriate, findings may also be used for advocacy to provide evidence of the resources needed by churches to manage buildings and offer an insight to the impact of the church in local communities.

The findings from the survey will also form part of a Diocesan publication called ‘Buildings for God’s Kingdom’, which will also feature case study examples. This short publication aims to provide inspiration for parishes seeking to realise the potential of their own church building(s), offer top tips from those who have been through the process and provide a broader perspective on the role of buildings in our Diocese.  


How do I take part?

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