Guidance notes and policies introduction


This section provides a number of guidance notes and policies around the care of church buildings and churchyards.

Please feel free to contact any of the Church Buildings and Pastoral Team for more information at any time.  However, all initial enquiries about works to your building or churchyard and queries about the faculty process or applying for consent should please be directed to the Church Buildings office on 01353 652729 or via dac@elydiocese.org.

More information on the team can be found here.


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Diocese of Ely Churchyards Training Day
First published on: 1st December 2021
The day, held on 20th November 2021, brought together a wide range of expertise to help churches to understand the rules governing the management of churchyards, and also the increasingly important roles churchyards play in environmental sustainability.
Open Diocese of Ely Churchyards Training Day

General Advice - useful links and resources
First published on: 12th June 2019
Useful links and resources for clergy, churchwardens and others who manage and maintain historic church buildings.
Open General Advice - useful links and resources

Construction and Covid-19
First published on: 19th May 2020
Guidance on contractors/building projects and Coronavirus
Open Construction and Covid-19

Church Cleaning
First published on: 6th May 2020
Information and resources on how to keep your church clean
Open Church Cleaning

Church Treasures
First published on: 10th August 2020
Advice on how to care for your church's treasures
Open Church Treasures

Churchyards and memorials
First published on: 10th June 2019
Information about the rules and guidance governing churchyards.
Open Churchyards and memorials

Churchyard Trees
First published on: 18th November 2021
Find out about guidance and regulations regarding planting and works to trees
Open Churchyard Trees

Community Consultation
First published on: 15th April 2020
Good community consultation can be the key to success in any project
Open Community Consultation

Event Planning
First published on: 12th May 2021
Guidance on how to plan a church event
Open Event Planning

Foodbanks
First published on: 22nd February 2021
Advice and guidance on running a community foodbank safely
Open Foodbanks

Floor Coverings
First published on: 25th February 2020
Advice and guidance on how to care for your church floor by laying the right carpet
Open Floor Coverings

Footpaths and car parks
First published on: 2nd March 2020
Guidance on churchyard access routes and car parks
Open Footpaths and car parks

Fundraising
First published on: 25th February 2020
Advice and guidance on how to raise funds for your project
Open Fundraising

Grants
First published on: 25th February 2020
Guidance on what funds might be available to help cover the cost of your project
Open Grants

Green Health
First published on: 6th May 2020
Learn how to support your church's green spaces
Open Green Health

Heritage at Risk
First published on: 5th June 2020
Find out about Heritage at Risk in your area by searching the register
Open Heritage at Risk

Historic Floors
First published on: 25th February 2020
For advice and guidance on how to care for your historic floor
Open Historic Floors

Internet Access / Telephone Lines
First published on: 15th May 2020
Information about the permissions needed to install telephone lines for internet access
Open Internet Access / Telephone Lines

Maintenance
First published on: 10th August 2020
Tips to schedule and carry out maintenance for your church
Open Maintenance

Night Shelters
First published on: 22nd February 2021
Advice and guidance on running church winter night shelter
Open Night Shelters

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