Making changes to your building and churchyard

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Making changes to your building and churchyard

Rediscover the role your building can play in your mission

Are you looking for a new way to put your church at the heart of your local community? Do you need to make changes to your building to make that happen?

We can take you through the steps of a major building and community project.

A major reordering project can take anything from 3 to 10 years from start to finish.

Whatever length of time you think a project will take, double it!

Start small and try things out before setting off on a large scale project

Remember that small changes can make a big difference

Part of churches’ mission is to work among and for the well-being of local communities.

Follow the stages involved in getting a community-based, re-ordering project off the ground. Watch the learning videos. Read our top tips. And see what others have done.

Some steps will need to happen at the same time.

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Get creative!

Find new and inspiring uses for your building

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Keep it green!

This is the perfect time to look into making your church more environmentally-friendly

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Crossing the Threshold

Our content has been adapted with the Diocese of Hereford's permission

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Want more help?

Get building advice

See what the NCT has to say about managing building projects

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Bring Christian care to your community

Find resources, knowledge and best practice

Change lives in your community

Let the CUF help you bring about positive change in your neighbourhood

Get support

Let FbRN’s network of 1,300 groups support you on your journey