Churches Available for Sale or Lease

Around twenty Church of England church buildings are closed for worship each year. The list below shows all the buildings that are available for sale or lease. Some of them are already under offer, but it is worth contacting the Diocese or agent if you are interested.

Please read the document Guidance for Potential Purchasers and Leasees before contacting an agent about a church building.

Members and staff of Local Planning Authorities with a closed church building in their area should read Guidance for Local Planning Authorities when working with potential purchasers.

The Church Commissioners give no warranty for the accuracy of the description of the properties in this list.

ManchesterJust off Bury New Road (A56) close to Great Clowes StreetBroughton St JohnMr Peter Townley, Dunlop Heywood
ManchesterOn St James’ Street in Farnworth, Bolton (BL4 9SJ)New Bury St JamesMr Peter Townley, Dunlop Heywood
ManchesterSmallbridge, Rochdale, LancashireSmallbridge St JohnMr Peter Townley, Dunlop Heywood
YorkAnlaby Road, Hull HU3 2RSHull St MatthewDee Atkinson Harrison (ref. Oliver Stones)
Southwell and NottinghamMain Street, DarltonDarlton St GilesJeremy Baguley
Southwell and NottinghamMain Street, Dunham-on-TrentDunham on Trent St OswaldJeremy Baguley
Southwell and NottinghamThe junction of London Road and Holly Road, RetfordRetford St AlbanJeremy Baguley
DurhamStanley, County Durham, DH9 7UQAnnfield Plain St AidanChris Thyer, GSC Grays
WorcesterSt George’s Road, Redditch B98 8EE Redditch St GeorgeJohn Truslove Chartered Surveyors (
PeterboroughNewport Pagnell Road, Northampton, NN7 2APHorton, St Mary MagdaleneMichael Appleton