Caring for your Church Building

Caring for church buildings requires balancing the needs of faith, the community and heritage. Find out more below

Caring for your Church Building

Church buildings are physical symbols of faith and they play an important role in society, heritage and history.

Learning to care for our places of worship can help ensure their future sustainability.

Maintenance and repair

Like all buildings, places of worship require regular care and maintenance.

Find out more about the fabric of your building and how regular maintenance can help to keep the cost of repairs down.


As well as being religious, social and cultural landmarks, church buildings are part of our historic environment, rich in architectural heritage, art and craftsmanship.

Understanding these buildings, their significance and how to look after them is essential to their sustainability.

Developing your church building

Historically church buildings have adapted to the needs of each generation.

Adapting your building to install  modern amenities; and or create flexible space for wider community use, can breathe new life into them.


If you are planning major repairs or wish to re-order your church building, you may require further advice and grant funding.

Also check “News” for current funding information or contact us.

Don’t forget hold your own church based fundraising and involve the local community.

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