Quinquennial inspections

Every five years, your church building must be inspected by an architect or chartered building surveyor approved by your Diocesan Advisory Committee.

They will help you make sure your building is kept in good repair.

The guidance below will allow you to find out more  about finding and working with your professional adviser, and preparing for and receiving the report.

The Miscellaneous Provisions Measure 2019 (Section 7) has been laid before Parliament and is likely to come into force in the coming months, which makes some changes to the process for appointing Inspectors, and also who may be thus appointed. A summary of the changes and reasoning can be read here. Our guidance will be updated accordingly when this happens.

Church exterior with graveyard in foreground and sea in background