Welcome to the first of two main sections of our website dedicated to helping people involved in running places of worship.
These web pages (see the sub-headings on the left column on this page) show you where to find information and help to successfully maintain your building (routine maintenance), how to build up a team to assist you in doing so (Friends' groups, Community engagement) and much more. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us.
See also Develop Churches section on how to go about new building work and repair projects.
When looking after a public building such as a church, you also have a duty of care to those who use it, and work or volunteer within it.
Historic Churches is an annual publication which has many interesting articles about the care and conservation of ecclesiastical buildings as well as topics such as sustainability e.g. installation of PV cells, and how churches across the country are being reordered for additional uses.
The results of the National Churches Trust Survey,published in April 2011, establish new and up-to-date facts about the state of the UK's church buildings. The survey, the most comprehensive of its kind, was open to all of the estimated 47,000 churches, chapels and meeting houses in the UK. It has found that these buildings play a key role in local life as venues for volunteering and community activities - but a critical number need support in undertaking repairs and maintenance. See the report on the NCT website.