Redeveloping Church Buildings


  • Diocese of Chester DAC Technical Advice on buildings maintenance and improvements, health and safety, Church Halls, and guidance on legal permissions for making changes to church buildings
  • ChurchCare- over 50 guidance notes by the Church of England's Cathedral and Church Buildings Division on both realising the potential and maintaining church buildings.

Further guidance

  • Church Build website has a wealth of practical support with redeveloping church buildings
  • Crossing the Threshold toolkit, Diocese of Hereford. The toolkit explains, in detail, the process of redeveloping a church building. Free to download
  • Rural Church Buildings, by Germinate. A toolkit for caring for and developing church buildings
  • Inspired North East, by the Diocese of Newcastle and Durham includes caring for buildings and visitor tourism.
  • 'Buildings for Mission', book, 2015, by Nigel Walter and Andrew Mottram, available to purchase onlin
  • Saving money. The Church of England's 'Parish Buying' Scheme could save money on a variety of products, including project management software, lighting, heating, insurance, furniture and so on

Stories worth sharing

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