Helping you

Cathedral and Church Buildings

The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division (CCB) is responsible for national policy on the Church of England's buildings which are used for worship. It works closely with other bodies inside and outside the church.

The CCB is responsible for developing and maintaining relations between Church and State, national and local bodies on church building matters. The Division is also responsible for developing the Church's vision of how it may best use its buildings. 

It maintains a Library of books and other material dedicated solely to ecclesiastical architecture, art, design and liturgy available for readers interested in those areas.

ChurchCare -

Churchcare is the Church of England's national resource, supporting over 16,000 churches, 42 cathedrals and our strategic campaigns, like Shrinking the Footprint and Open and Sustainable Churches.

ChurchCare supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings today and for the enjoyment of future generations. It is the comprehensive source of information for everyone managing a church building.

Although the site was developed for Church of England places of worship, most advice on ChurchCare also applies to other denominations.

Statutory Bodies

Divisional staff support the Statutory bodies - the Church Buildings Council (CBC - formerly the Council for the Care of Churches) and the Statutory Advisory Committee on closing churches and the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE).  

The Division also takes responsibility for sustaining church buildings at the heart of their communities via campaigning, education, fundraising, grant giving and spreading best practice. Click here for more information.