Caring for Church Buildings (maintenance)

A range of resources are available to support churches care for buildings:

General guidance

Writing a Maintenance Plan

  • Calendar of Care- this annual plan outlines key jobs to complete month by month, produced by the Church of England's Church Buildings Council
  • Faith in Maintenance Calendar- a printable month by month checklist of key tasks to complete, produced by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
  • Maintenance Plan template- This template enables you to write your own maintenance plan. It is one of the resources from the Faith in Maintenance initiative by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. 

MaintenanceBooker, by the National Churches Trust 


MaintenanceBooker is an online maintenance service for churches. It has been developed by the National Churches Trust. MaintenanceBooker enables churches to request and receive no-obligation quotes for essential maintenance services including: Gutter Clearance and Follow on Repairs, Lightning Protection System Inspections, Tree Surveys and Surgery, Asbestos Management Services, and with further works to follow.

Grant- as an incentive to use this new online resource, churches can apply for a ‘Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grant’, of up to £500 to pay 50% of the cost of a service if booked through MaintenanceBooker.

NB: Using this online resource does not negate the need to check, and, as needed, obtain permissions to make any changes to the building, such as replacing rainwater goods. It may also be useful to involve your architect as needed, for example, if there are other parts of the building that may be useful to look at whilst the contractor is at work.

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