Open and Sustainable Churches
sponsored by ecclesiastical
Supporting over 16,000 cathedral and church buildings of The Church of England

Open and Sustainable Churches

Open and Sustainable Churches is a ChurchCare initiative to encourage wider, more imaginative and more strategic use of the Church of England's 16,000 buildings. 

It aims to help churches select the right legal and funding model to develop their building for uses beyond the primary role of worship: these could be community activities, cultural events or even commercial activities.

There is now greater flexibility in the system to allow shared use of a building and our guidance pages offer advice on the options in terms of legal  and funding models

Click here for guidance on open and sustainable churches