Guidance and Advice
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Supporting over 16,000 cathedral and church buildings of The Church of England

Guidance and Advice

Church buildings are places of worship and also often the focus of communities beyond the worshipping congregation.

However, unless the building is well maintained and cared for, none of these activities can take place.

Use the menu on the left to help you find advice on the day-to-day maintenance of your church, as well as help with how to go about making changes to your church. You can also access all our guidance notes here.

Click here to access our guidance on Statements of Significance and Need.

Our sponsors, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, also have a wealth of guidance notes which you can download here.

Rural Churches

Many of our 16,000 churches are in rural areas.

Visit The Arthur Rank Centre, whichhas a comprehensive online resource to support individual congregations in maintaining their building, adapting it for today's needs, balancing conservation and mission and helping to make rural churches more accessible.You can download it here.