Church Buildings

Welcome to the section of the website that covers the care and management of our church buildings.

There are nearly 300 church buildings in the Diocese of Worcester tracing 1000 years of worship. Each has a special part to play in its community and many are key architectural features of the built environment.

Churches are cared for by parishes, most of whom are volunteers.

The Diocese’s church buildings team seeks to support parishes in caring for buildings and can offer advice and assistance on a wide range of topics. They also operate the systems of permission to make changes to churches, known as Faculty Jurisdiction.

If you can’t find the guidance that you are looking for on the site then do contact the team on or 01905 732809.


Everyday Faith

Church management

Managing a church building is a large responsibility. Utilities, insurance, Health & Safety, Maintenance etc., all need to form part of a PCC’s management strategy for its assets. Find out more.

Exploring Faith

Faculty jurisdiction & the DAC

Changes to church buildings and churchyards are governed by Faculty Jurisdiction and permission is required from the Chancellor of the Diocese or your Archdeacon. Find out more.

 Prayer and Worship Resources

Training & development sessions

The Church Buildings Team offer a number of training sessions to churches on a range of matters regarding managing and caring for your church building and churchyard. Find out more.

Funding for Church Projects

Funding for Church Projects

Whether you are considering fundraising for repairs, a re-ordering scheme, community project or a missional project of some sort, this section is intended to help signpost you to the right kind of information to suit your project. Find out more.

 Prayer and Worship Resources

Quinquennial Inspections

Every 5 years a PCC must carry out a report on the building in order to provide an overview of the repair needs of the building. Find out more.

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