Apply to become a Major Parish Church

The Church Buildings Council controls the list of major parish churches. It defines Major Churches as having all or most of the following characteristics: 

  • Physically very big (over 1000m2 footprint)
  • Grade I, II* or (exceptionally) II listed
  • Exceptional significance and/or issues necessitating a conservation management plan 
  • Have a role or roles beyond those of a typical parish church, and make a considerable civic, cultural and economic contribution to their communities

If you believe that your church meets these requirements, and would like to apply to become a Major Parish Church, please download and complete this document, and return this to us using the below form. 

Visit the Church Heritage Record to find out your church code.

Please upload your application form 

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