Independent review calls for greater community use to give church buildings a sustainable future

Commissioned in 2016 to report to the Chancellor and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport – this review considers the funding and sustainability of listed church buildings.  Published on 20/12/17, the press release for the review says…. ” The review panel highlighted the best practice of many churches and of volunteers around the … More Independent review calls for greater community use to give church buildings a sustainable future

Toolkit – using your church building to offer an open welcome

Open Welcome is a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre.  It is designed to help rural churches consider how they might use their building to offer welcome and hospitality to those in their community, both residents and visitors. Church buildings have the capacity to move people.  So we need to view them as more than just bricks … More Toolkit – using your church building to offer an open welcome

Updated toolkit – to help develop your church for wider community use

Hereford Diocese have recently (3/11/17) made available online their newly revised and expanded Crossing the Threshold toolkit.  It’s packed with 268 pages of advice, hints and tips for any group taking a community development approach towards adapting a church building for wider community use, while balancing the needs of existing worshippers. This practical document draws upon input and … More Updated toolkit – to help develop your church for wider community use