Guidance Documents
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Guidance Documents

The links to the left lead to advice and guidance relating to our open and sustainable initiative. You will find help on understanding your church building and its potential and exploring the possibilities of sharing the building, funding, legal issues, project management and more.

A chart outlining the legal options for complementary use can be downloaded here.

Click here to access our  guidance on making changes to your church building.

Rural churches may also be interested in the comprehensive online resources compiled by the Arthur Rank Centre.

The Diocese of Hereford's revised toolkit 'Crossing the Threshold' also offers a great deal of useful advice including sample leases and case studies.