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Supporting over 16,000 cathedral and church buildings of The Church of England
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  • 16,000 buildings. One resource.
  • 16,000 buildings. One resource.
  • 16,000 buildings. One resource.
  • 16,000 buildings. One resource.
  • 16,000 buildings. One resource.
  • 16,000 buildings. One resource.
  • 16,000 buildings. One resource.
  • 16,000 buildings. One resource.

About ChurchCare

A city centre resource church is a church which, working closely withthe local bishop, intentionally resources mission across a city, by planting and revitalising churches, developing leaders and providing other resources for mission. Its aim is to help evangelise the city and transform society.

The Resouce Church Guidance note will assist resource churches in putting forward proposals for adaptation of exisitng church buildings. By setting out the context of the resource church it will help consultees understand the significance of a resoucre church to the mission of the diocese.

Resouce Church Guidance Note

 

The churches drawn from each of the Church of England’s 42 dioceses are extraordinary buildings and many of them contain exceptional treasures. Church buildings tell the story of Christianity in England. They define the landscape and in our island nation quickly become landmarks by sea and land. Churches preserve local stories and mark significant events in our national history. Since Henry VIII broke with Rome in 1534 the Monarch is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and as the Established Church all its church buildings belong to everyone.

With the churches team at Churchcare I am amazed as I travel around the country at how imaginatively churches are now being used and at how well maintained, mostly by volunteer congregations and communities, they are. This book pays tribute to the remarkable unsung heroes of our church buildings, the many volunteers who keep them open and sustainable. I hope too it will encourage many more to visit, enjoy and support the Church of England’s unique heritage of nearly 16,000 church buildings.

Janet Gough

 

To purchase a copy of this book, please visit the Church House Bookshop website

 

Once you have planned your project, you can let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will be promoting your initiative on our dedicated Celebration Map and on twitter @CofE_ChurchCare using #HMQ90

If your enquiry relates to cathedrals please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For enquiries relating to the reordering of churches please contact one of our churches team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Please do not refer proposals to the Church Buildings Council for advice unless the Diocesan Advisory Committee has advised you that it is appropriate to do so.

For conservation advice please contact our Head of Conservation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For conservation grant related enquiries please contact our Conservation Grants Administrator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For enquiries relating to environmental matters please contact our Environmental Policy Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For all other enquiries please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also write to:

ChurchCare
Cathedral and Church Buildings Division
Church House
27 Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3AZ

Or telephone 0207 898 1863

 

Anthem for the Queen's 90th Birthday

St Paul’s Cathedral has commissioned Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir to create a new anthem for the Queen's 90th birthday. It will be sung by St Paul’s Cathedral Choir at the National Service of Thanksgiving here on Friday 10 June.

But the Cathedral is not keeping the anthem to itself for a world premiere. The piece has been written to suit both the magnificent choir of St Paul’s Cathedral and local amateur choirs - so everyone should feel able to perform it to enjoy an echo of the St Paul’s service wherever they are.

People will be able to order the anthem from Judith Weir’s publisher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to perform at their own local services or concerts to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. Scores may be pre-ordered (contact Chester Novello for more details) and will be available from early to mid May.

Bell Ringing:

Ringing is likely to be very appropriate at almost any time everywhere over the Queen's official birthday weekend, especially if it fits in with any local celebrations planned. But the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers and the Palace has agreed that special ringing should take place at lunchtime on the Sunday, to coincide with The Patrons Lunch. Ringers are therefore encouraged to arrange special ringing  at some point between 12 noon and 2 pm that day and to let local media and residents know why you are ringing.

Plan your bell ringing with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers on 12 June 2016

Music Sunday:

The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) is encouraging its members and volunteers across the country to join in celebration the Queen's 90th birthday by holding their Music Sunday on 12th June. Churches and communities around the UK and overseas will join in celebrating this event with music and hymns. Please visit the link below for updated information on resources and how to plan your Music Sunday.

The Royal School of Church Music's 'Music Sunday' 2016 will be held on 12 June 2016

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Upcoming Events

ECO CHURCH CONFERENCES

Saturday 7th October (London), Saturday 21st October 2017 (Sheffield)

HOW THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND MANAGES ITS CHURCH BUILDINGS

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 2-4pm, Church House, Westminster

CATHEDRAL CHAPTER TRAINING

10 June 2017, 11-12 October 2017

ORGAN ADVISERS CONFERENCE 2017

Tuesday 29 – Thursday 31 August 2017 (Cambridge)

ANNUAL DAC CONFERENCE 2017

Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 September 2017 (Portsmouth)