Caring for churches falls to parishes and chapters.
In the first instance parishes consult their local Diocesan Advisory Committee (DACs) and chapters their Fabric Advisory Committee (FACs) as well as professionals such as architects, surveyors and conservators for advice on any planned works.
Click here to find out more about the Church Buildings Council, which provides advice to diocesan Chancellors and DACs; the Council's policy note on working with DACs is available here and sets out what cases it expects to comment on. The Cathedral Fabric commission determines applications from cathedrals as well as providing advice. Find out more about them here.
Click here to see the Faculty simplification report.
Other heritage bodies are also statutory consultees and support church buildings.