REACH Ely


REACH Ely (Re-imagining Churches as Community Assets for the Common Good) is a three-year project to help communities make fuller use of their historic churches.

The project is implemented by the Diocese of Ely and Cambridge Judge Business School with the support of Allchurches Trust and Historic England.

This innovative research project in the church context will provide an understanding of the relationship between communities and wider use of church buildings as well as the contribution that churches make to the common good.

The project will determine community values, needs and opportunities that can be used in the most effective way to ensure a win-win outcome for communities and sustainable future of historic church buildings.

The Judge Business School has appointed Timur Alexandrov, Research Associate (Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation) to undertake the research for this project, and have built a website detailing the project in more depth. To view this website, please click this link.