Pilot scheme for listed places of worship


A new Government scheme to help build a sustainable future for listed places of worship is to be piloted in Manchester and Suffolk.

It follows the publication in December last year of the Taylor Review: Sustainability of English Churches and Cathedrals.

The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge said: “Church buildings have always been a crucial part of the community life of this nation and the majority of them provide one or more form of social outreach or community facilities.

“In working with the Government on reviewing their long-term sustainability, it has been gratifying to hear many stories of churches that understand their Christian mission in terms of service to the community.”

Further details are available in the announcement from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.