Terrier and Inventory and Church Logbook


Every church should keep an up-to-date list of its assets and significant occurrences within the building. 

The process of updating these documents has now been made easier with the publication of electronic versions of the templates for both the Terrier & Inventory* and the Logbook**. 

Please make sure that historic versions of these documents are lodged with the local archive.

Links to these files can be found below

Further Information

If you have any questions about the care or upkeep of your church buildings, please contact the Diocesan Church Buildings Department, clicking here, and someone from that team will be able to help.


  • * A terrier is a written survey, or inventory, of land (the word Terrier comes from the Latin terra, land). The inventory contains all the articles/items appertaining to the church. 
  • ** The logbook is a comprehensive record of all alterations, additions, removals or repairs to the fabric, fixtures and fittings of the church and churchyard, during five quinquennial periods.

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Ely Diocesan Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 142183, and a charity registered in England and Wales with Charity Number 245456. The registered address is: Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DX. All rights reserved.