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 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
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.