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.

DioceseLocationNameContact
DurhamStanley, County Durham, DH9 7UQAnnfield Plain St AidanChris Thyer, GSC Grays
ManchesterJust off the A681, one mile to the east of Bacup town centre. OL13 9DRBacup Christ ChurchNeale Sayles, W T Gunson and Co.
ManchesterSituated on New Line, less than a mile to the south of Bacup town centre. OL13 0BYBacup St SaviourNeale Sayles, W T Gunson and Co.
BlackburnSituated alongside the Leeds-Liverpool canal in the suburb of Church, on the north side of Accrington. BB5 4JPChurch Kirk St JamesRichard Prest, Lea Hough
GloucesterBoxbush Road, Coleford GL16 8DHColeford St JohnKevin J Toombs
ManchesterJust off the A682 in the village of Crawshawbooth, two miles north of Rawtenstall. BB4 8LZCrawshawbooth St JohnNeale Sayles, W T Gunson and Co.
Southwell and NottinghamMain Street, DarltonDarlton St GilesJeremy Baguley
Southwell and NottinghamMain Street, Dunham-on-TrentDunham on Trent St OswaldJeremy Baguley
ManchesterSituated on Rochdale Road East, a mile to the east of Heywood town centre. OL10 4DNHeywood All SoulsNeale Sayles, W T Gunson and Co.
ManchesterSituated on Tower Street, just half a mile to the west of Heywood town centre and five minutes from the M66. OL10 3AAHeywood St JamesNeale Sayles, W T Gunson and Co.
PeterboroughNewport Pagnell Road, Northampton, NN7 2APHorton, St Mary MagdaleneMichael Appleton
YorkAnlaby Road, Hull HU3 2RSHull St MatthewDee Atkinson Harrison (ref. Oliver Stones) www.dee-atkinson-harrison.co.uk
NewcastleWest Market Street, Lynemouth, Northumberland, NE61 5TS Lynemouth St AidanSimon Brierley, George F White
ManchesterOn St James’ Street in Farnworth, Bolton (BL4 9SJ)New Bury St JamesNeale Sayles, W T Gunson and Co.
ManchesterSituated on Archer Park immediately to the north of Middleton town centre. M24 4AHParkfield Holy TrinityNeale Sayles, W T Gunson and Co.
BlackburnSituated in a mixed residential and commercial area a mile or so to the north of Preston city centre. PR1 7NBPreston EmmanuelVictoria Taylor-Lewis, Eckersley
Southwell and NottinghamThe junction of London Road and Holly Road, RetfordRetford St AlbanJeremy Baguley
ManchesterSmallbridge, Rochdale, LancashireSmallbridge St JohnNeale Sayles, W T Gunson and Co.
CarlisleSituated close to the A596 on the north side of Workington town centre. CA14 1BDWest Seaton Holy TrinityKeith Mitchell, Edwin Thompson
BlackburnSituated on Buncer Lane in a largely residential area to the west of Blackburn town centre BB2 6SYWitton St MarkRichard Prest, Lea Hough
CarlisleOn the edge of the village of Grinsdale, 6 miles west of Carlisle, CA5 6DSGrinsdale St KentigernPFK