This section of the website replaces guidance issued previously, including that in the booklet A Guide to Church Inspection and Repair, (Church House Publishing, 1995).
The Church of England's quinquennial inspection system provides for the inspection of church buildings every five years by an architect or chartered building surveyor (hereafter referred to as 'professional advisers' approved by the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC).
The quinquennial report is one of the key documents which assists the Parochial Church Council (PCC) in the care and repair of a church building, for which it is legally responsible. It gives a snapshot of the repair needs of the building, and lists the repairs required according to their priority.
It is also read by the DAC, the archdeacon and by any grant-giving bodies which the PCC approaches.