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 Church Buildings Council has worked with dioceses and with external partners including Historic England, EASA, RIBA and RICS over the last three years to produce new (November 2018) guidance and online tools, which can be accessed via the following links:

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