Where do we go from here?


A national project has been set up to capture your experiences and insights in order to inform the future.

It starts with an urgent invitation to clergy, church members, volunteers, members of the general public etc… to complete a confidential survey.  It only takes about 15 minutes but the information and ideas gathered will help shape future planning and support churches across the country in caring for both congregations and wider communities in these very challenging and demanding times.

Revd Dr Dee Dyas, from the Centre for the Study of Christianity & Culture, University of York explains:

“This national project has been set up to capture grass roots needs and priorities, support future care for congregations and communities, and help government understand more fully the importance of churches to the life and wellbeing of communities across the country. It is supported by the Church of England/Historic England/Association of English Cathedrals/Historic Religious Buildings Alliance."

This is your opportunity to share your experience and insights on the last few months in relation to the impact of Covid-19 on churches and their communities.

The aim is to help the Church of England nationally and locally to:

  • Assess the range of effects of COVID-19 and lockdown on churches as centres of worship and hubs of support, care, community activities and well-being
  • Share creative responses
  • Shape planning and future decision-making”

Please follow the link below to the survey, which closes on the 30th September.


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