Advice and guidance for church buildings
If you’re interested in the support available to help church in rural areas, we also recommending visiting the Arthur Rank Centre.
Guidance on the National Association of Local Councils and their policy on spending on churches
Conserving artworks and historic objects is a complex process. It involves contracting specialised professionals, commissioning surveys, and getting your permissions and funding. We can take you through the steps of a conservation project.
Many church metalwork and ironworks are of historic and artistic interest such as those made by the local blacksmith or in a regional or national craft workshop.
The best and most ancient church monumental brasses are very important antiquities.
Burials, monuments and exhumations are regulated by law. The design of memorials is controlled to make sure that churches and churchyards remain special places that everyone can appreciate. We can help you understand the rules and practices so that you can guide the bereaved, or those wishing to install a new memorial.
Everyone will see your noticeboard when they pass by the church. Make a good first impression. We can help you make sure your noticeboard sends the right message.
Your church organ needs regular maintenance, and every 20 to 30 years it might also need a few repairs. We can help you make good choices when the time comes to repair or replace it.
There are some circumstances where you will be required to go through a formal tendering and procurement process – for example if you are completing a project funded by public or government money. However it is a good idea to follow these processes if even you are not required to, as it ensures that you know you are getting good value for money. The process to procure goods, and to recruit consultants and contractors must be fair and open. We can guide you through the requirements.
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Renewable energy installations are more and more common and affordable. But it’s important to choose the right one for your building and community use.