We work with dioceses and parishes to help church buildings stay open, welcoming, sustainable places, playing their part in the life of the nation.
We support the conservation and responsible development of our church buildings for worship, mission and community engagement.
We run the Church of England’s environmental campaign and work environmental sustainability into everything we do.
The Listed Places of Worship Scheme has been extended to March 20251 min read
The Church of England, with support from Historic England and other partners including Caring for Gods Acre, has created a digital map and database of all burial grounds in England, which will be accessible through the Church Heritage Record.1 min read
The second round of the Culture Recovery Fund looks forward to spring and early summer 2021 when it is expected that cultural organisations will be able to operate with fewer restrictions. Over £300million of grants is available, covering the period April-June, to support cultural organisations with the costs they will face as they welcome back visitors.
Full details of the fund and an application form are here (https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/culture-recovery-fund-heritage-second-round)2 min read
Expressions of Interest Sought: Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committees, Diocesan Advisory Committees and the Church Buildings Council
The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division of the Church of England would like to hear from specialists in the history, care and conservation of religious buildings with the time and skills to serve on one of our voluntary expert committees.
Joining an advisory committee or the Council offers a unique opportunity to help to ensure the long-term protection and sustainability of cathedrals and churches. Membership provides great prospects for professional development and will allow you to engage with unique situations in special buildings that need bespoke solutions. Beyond scholarly and/or practical expertise we are looking for applicants who will bring imagination, insight, and new and diverse perspectives to bear on the significance of our churches and cathedrals and the challenges they face. Applications from BAME professionals are especially welcomed, to reverse the historic underrepresentation of their voices among our advisers. There is no requirement to be a Christian, though members must act in sympathy with the mission of the Church.4 min read
Changes have been announced making it easier for parishes to apply for funding to support fabric repairs.9 min read
Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme applications are now open1 min read
The creation of the Major Churches Network1 min read
The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division's response to the High Speed Rail link consultation.1 min read
The introduction on 1st January 2016 of new, simplified Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015 coming into effect.1 min read