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All Guidance Notes

All of our guidance notes relating to the care, use and development of church buildings can be accessed from the links below.

Accessibility - Welcoming Disabled People
Audio Visual Equipment
Alterations and Extensions


Church Development Plans
Commissioning New Art
Conservation Management Plans
Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015
Cycle parking in churchyards

DAC advisers
Disaster Management Plans
Display Cases

Electrical Wiring

Flags, Military Colours and Historic Banners
Funding - Sources of Funding for Conservation Projects

Glass Screens

Heating: Air Source Heat Pumps
Heating: Biomass Heating
Heating: Choosing the Right Heating System
Heating: Ground Source Heat Pumps
Heating: Solar Thermal
Heating:Solar Photovoltaic
Heating: Underfloor heating

Improving the visitor experience


Memorials in Churchyards
Metal Theft - alternative roofing materials

New Glass for your Church
Noticeboards and extending your welcome

Organs: Amplification
Organs: Builders Reports
Organs: Case Conservation
Organs: Electronic Organs
Organs: Maintenance and restoration
Organs: Play the Organ
Organs: Redundant Organs

Protecting church treasures

Quinquennial Inspection Report

Rainwater goods and drainage
Resource Churches
Ruined churches - Problem or Opportunity?

Stained Glass
Statements of Significance and Needs
Statements of Significance and Needs for major projects

Trees: Summary Guidance
Trees: PCC Guidance
Trees: Advice for Archdeacons appointing and arboriculturalist

When to consult the Church Buildings Council
Working at Height



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