Closed Churches Division

Welcome to the Closed Churches Division homepage.

The following webpages have all the information you need to know on the work of the Commissioners and Church Buildings Uses and Disposals Committee; the representation process; how to purchase or lease a church building; and information for different groups involved in and affected by the process.

The Closed Churches Division helps the Commissioners' Church Buildings (Uses and Disposals) Committee to decide on the future of churches closed for regular public worship. They will nomally try to find a suitable alternative use, but if one is not found the remaining options are either preservation or demolition. You can find out more about the closure process by reading What happens when a Church Building closes?

If a church closure or alternative use is proposed, the Closed Churches Division will consult the public first. To find out how you can make a representation, which is a comment either for or against a proposal, visit  How to Make Comments on a Church Closure or Alternative Use.


If you have a general enquiry or comments about these web pages please contact the Closed Churches Division