Caring for Cumbria's Churches

The Caring for Cumbria’s Churches project, supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, focuses on improving the sustainability and resilience of church buildings across Cumbria.

This ecumenical project provides a series of "tools" for those who care for church buildings to help manage them, realise their potential as community assets and raise their profile as places of valuable heritage interest.

The following tools have been developed with the help of the National Heritage Lottery Funding.

The Maintenance Checklist

Good preventative maintenance and timely repairs can help to sustain valuable heritage assets. The maintenance checklist offers an editable template to help manage maintenance and repairs.

Additional Resources

These videos aim to help us to better understand these unique ‘living’ buildings, explore their potential as places of worship, heritage and community assets for the future.

The Sustainability Rosette

A device to encourage churches to be more sustainable, allowing them to identify and prioritise areas of need and create an action plan to help realise their vision.

The CfCC Conference 2021

The Caring for Cumbria’s Churches Conference included numerous interesting talks including “Churches and Chapels: the long view” and Ecclesiastical Insurance.