Buildings for Mission

Well-maintained and enhanced church buildings are a strong witness that the Christian faith is very much alive and making a positive difference in our communities- our buildings ‘speak’. They are our place for collective worship, a house of prayer and a resource for mission.

This section includes an introduction to buildings for mission and advice on how to share our Christian heritage and culture with visitors and tourists and through events and art.

Need further support?

  • Buildings for mission and fundraising- Emily Allen, Church Buildings Development Officer
  • Technicalities of repairing or redeveloping buildings- DAC, see main website tab 'Support and Information', then click on 'Church Maintenance.'
  • The Diocese of Hereford's publication 'Crossing the Threshold' is a very helpful guide to redeveloping your church building

Election 2017 materials relating to buildings
Guidance and materials for the forthcoming election

Buildings Maintenance training
Training courses available in practical buildings maintenance

Arts projects can be a powerful way to engage people by stimulating thought and emotions to consider new and deeper ways to look at life’s big questions and current issues.

Heritage events
Wider community events can help a church be the heart of its local communities, in addition to the main Christian festivals such as Christmas, Easter and Harvest.

Sharing Your Christian Heritage with Visitors and tourists
Top Tips on improving your visitor welcome and sharing your Christian heritage with visitors and tourists

Strategy for Buildings
An introduction to the role and value of church buildings for supporting mission, and an outline of Diocesan priorities for managing church buildings.