Resources for your Churches

This section of the site contains documents useful to those responsible for Church buildings and maintenance.

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Towards viable and sustainable churches Andrew Mottram takes a detailed look at what it means to be a financially viable and sustainable church. Sep 2013
How to get funding for your church building or community project Andrew Mottram has done the research so you don’t have to… Sep 2013
New Faculty Law 2016 This new law relaxes the rules on what requires a Faculty. In particular, Section 1 starting on page 55 details those works which can be carried out without a Faculty. Items on list A can be done without consultation; items on list B require written permission of the Archdeacon. See also the Church Care website on this.
These rules replace the previous Minor Matters list published by the Diocese in 2012.
Jan 2016
Metal Detectorists Message from the Diocese. Mar 2007
Safety and Health Awareness Notes from a Safety and Health awareness day. Feb 2005
Managing the safety of burial ground memorials Information from the Diocese. May 2009
An Occasional Events Checklist A circular from the Churches Legislation Advisory Service. Jan 2012
Maintenance Advice on damp. Jun 2011
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Information from the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group 2006