Quinquennial Inspections
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Quinquennial Inspections

Within the Church of England every church building must be inspected by an architect or chartered building surveyor approved by the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) every five years.

This regular system of review is designed to ensure that church buildings are kept in good repair.

The pages on the left will help you to find out about working with your professional adviser, preparing for and receiving the report.

Consultation on the Quinquennial Inspection system

The Church Buildings Council has worked with dioceses and with external partners to produce new draft guidance on:

  1. The commissioning of Quinquennial Inspection reports
  2. A model scheme for dioceses
  3. A new online template to be hosted on the Church Heritage Record

Responses are welcomed from all individuals and bodies concerned with the operation of this system. Please write or e-mail your response by the 31st December 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Cathedral and Church Buildings Division, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ