Vision for Church Buildings

There is a wealth of guidance to help a church building/hall project get off on the right foot. Below are some suggestions:

  • Prayer! The beginning and sustaining of all work in order to identify and maintain a Godly vision for your church.
  • A missional heart for connecting with communities- these short videos by the Church Mission Society may be of inspiration. Also see videos 6-10
  • Church Build resources. Many practical resources are available; simply register to download for free:
  • Crossing the Threshold toolkit by the Diocese of Hereford. This is a comprehensive publication, which includes a section on developing the vision for the building
  • Diocese of Chester further advice
    • DAC- Community use of church buildings. Guidance from the DAC
    • Mission team- Gathering evidence of needs in order to see how your project can best serve local communities and visitors. 
    • Visit examples of similar projects. The Diocese of Chester's website has some examples, see 'Stories Worth Sharing' section. Also, speak with the DAC, church architect and archdecon for suggestions
    • Get in touch with Church House for advice
      • The Mission team's Church Buildings Development Officer, Emily Allen, can offer assistance with the above toolkits. E: emily.allen@chester.anglican.org.
      • The DAC Secretary can offer advice about the necessary paperwork, including Statements of Significance and Statements of Need and faculty permissions.E: caroline.hilton@chester.anglican.org

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