Crossing the Threshold Toolkit
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Crossing the Threshold Toolkit

'Crossing the Threshold: a step by step guide to developing your place of worship for wider community use and managing successful building projects', offers step-by-step guidance for parishes beginning to consider making changes to their buildings and who have a vision of opening up their church buildings for wider community use.


The toolkit sets out a process to ensure that the historic and liturgical requirements of a place of worship are balanced with community use. It also provides links to up to date resources to ensure new facilities are as environmentally friendly and energy efficient as possible.


The toolkit will help you prepare the ground when developing your vision, consulting the community and organising your team. It will encourage you to look at various options when developing your ideas, and to balance the need for change with heritage and liturgical considerations. Finally, the toolkit will guide you through the process of delivering your project from writing a project plan to celebrating your successes.


Download your copy of the toolkit here.


Published by the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance (HRBA) in collaboration with the Diocese of Hereford, with the co-operation and assistance of ChurchCare, the National Stewardship Team, Church of England, Purcell and the National Churches Trust.