Building advice


Our Building Advice section will help you to look after your church, chapel or meeting house. 

  • The Managing Building Projects pages will be of help if you are planning a building or repair project, with detailed advice about how to plan, fund, manage and evaluate your work, as well as what to do if things go wrong.
  • Our Support Organisations pages include links to organisations and funders who support church buildings throughout the UK. If there is anything you'd like us to add, or spot anything that needs changing, please let us know at 
  • Visit our Professional Trades Directory to find a wide range of trades people who can help you with expert work or repairs to your church, chapel or meeting house.  If you are a building, repair or conservation company or an expert craftsperson, why not join the Trades Directory and help get your name and brand seen by churches and chapels who might need your services.
  • Finally, find out about our new MaintenanceBooker service, which makes it easy for you to keep your church, chapel and meeting house in good condition and prevent the need for expensive repairs.

Why Buildings Matter

As if that wasn't enough, before you explore the sections of our Building Advice area,  you might like to fire your enthusiasm by reading ‘Why Buildings Matter’, an excellent article written for the Arthur Rank Centre by church architect Nigel Walter. Reading it may help you understand why our church buildings matter, and what opportunities they present. But hopefully, you may know about that already!

Other really helpful resources include:

Historic England's advice for Places of Worship here

The Diocese of Hereford's Crossing the Threshold Toolkit here

The advice on Parish Resources here (see buildings / funding guides)

ChurchBuild here


Nigel Walter: Why Buildings Matter