Church management

In this section, you will find a wide range of information to help you manage, maintain and develop your important church buildings.

We are here to provide free advice and guidance to anybody approaching work to their church and looking to apply for the Faculty permission(s) necessary to move such projects forward. We hope that you will find this information useful in helping to maintain your church building as a significant, healthy, visible, sustainable and accessible presence in your local community.

Useful Downloads

Church Log Book
Please be vigilant to keep the rainwater goods, gullies and below ground drainage in good working order with no defects. Please continue to use and keep the Church Log Book up to date and record all items of maintenance, repair and improvement made to the church and the churchyard. 
Asset Management Plan
The PCC may wish to consider producing a forward-looking Asset Management Plan for the building. This will help PCC members plan and budget for the routine preventative maintenance, capital repairs and new work/improvements.
Terrier and Inventory
Church Property Register otherwise known as the Terrier and Inventory.


Advice on archaeological work in churches and churchyards

DAC Advice on planning for archaeological work in churches and churchyards


Churchyards are an important and visible representation of a church's mission in its community. Burials, monuments and exhumations are governed by law and the Consistory Court.

Guidance Notes

Click on 'Guidance Notes' to view a range of useful information from organisations involved with church buildings and their environs.

Net Zero Carbon

Guidance on working towards net zero carbon

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.

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Contact the Team

The Diocesan 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 by email or phone 01905 732809.

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