Guidance notes and policies

General Advice - useful links and resources
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
Guidance on contractors/building projects and Coronavirus
Open Construction and Covid-19

Church Cleaning
Information and resources on how to keep your church clean
Open Church Cleaning

Church Treasures
Advice on how to care for your church's treasures
Open Church Treasures

Churchyards and memorials
Information about the rules and guidance governing churchyards.
Open Churchyards and memorials

Community Consultation
Good community consultation can be the key to success in any project
Open Community Consultation

Event Planning
Guidance on how to plan a church event
Open Event Planning

Advice and guidance on running a community foodbank safely
Open Foodbanks

Floor Coverings
Advice and guidance on how to care for your church floor by laying the right carpet
Open Floor Coverings

Footpaths and car parks
Guidance on churchyard access routes and car parks
Open Footpaths and car parks

Advice and guidance on how to raise funds for your project
Open Fundraising

Guidance on what funds might be available to help cover the cost of your project
Open Grants

Green Health
Learn how to support your church's green spaces
Open Green Health

Heritage at Risk
Find out about Heritage at Risk in your area by searching the register
Open Heritage at Risk

Historic Floors
For advice and guidance on how to care for your historic floor
Open Historic Floors

Internet Access / Telephone Lines
Information about the permissions needed to install telephone lines for internet access
Open Internet Access / Telephone Lines

Tips to schedule and carry out maintenance for your church
Open Maintenance

Night Shelters
Advice and guidance on running church winter night shelter
Open Night Shelters

Open and Welcome Churches
How to keep your church open for all and safely welcome everyone
Open Open and Welcome Churches

Project Management
Developing a church building project, be it major repairs, re-ordering or adapting the building, is not a simple process.
Open Project Management


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