Churches Available for Sale or Lease

Around twenty Church of England church buildings are closed for worship each year. The list shown below gives information about buildings that are available for disposal and are being marketed for a suitable alternative use. Some of these are already under offer, but it may be worth registering an interest with the Diocese or Agent concerned in the event that the current proposed use does not proceed.

Further information about the procedures involved may be found on the closed churches pages on this site.

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 within its area may wish to refer to Guidance for Local Planning Authorities when working with potential purchasers.

The Church Commissioners give no warranty as to the accuracy of the description of the property in this list.

Exeter1.5 miles north of outskirts of City of ExeterCowley St AnthonyToby Perry
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
LeicesterChurch Road, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 5PELeicester (Belgrave) St PeterBenjamin Whitaker MRICS or Rupert Harrison FRICS
ChichesterAthelstan Road, Hastings TN35 5JEHastings All SoulsOliver Dyer
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