• Maintenance advice and support

    Baptist Union of Great Britain

    This page provides access to the Baptist’s advice on quinquennial inspections and other maintenance and ownership resources

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    Caring for God's Acre

    Advice on caring for graveyards and burial grounds

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    Caring for your Church Building

    James Halsall, one of the most experienced professionals supporting church buildings nationally, has written this accessible, comprehensive book which will prove an invaluable aid to getting the balance right between making buildings fit for mission and worship and community use while respecting their heritage.

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    Caroe Architecture

    Building Resilience: the lifecycle - presented at the National Churches Trust conference

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    ChurchCare

    Calendar of care for routine maintenance of your church building.

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    Guidance notes on various aspects of church-related building maintenance

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    Church in Wales

    Routine maintenances guides

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    Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

    EIG’s page on building maintenance advice

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    Historic England

    Advice on the maintenance and care of places of worship. At the bottom of this page there are links to a gutter clearance checklist and a publication on lightning protection for churches

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    Methodist Church

    Inspection, care and maintenance of Methodist buildings – a guide to their annual inspection

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    National Churches Trust

    The NCT’s web pages offering advice and support on church building maintenance.

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    The NCT also have a very comprehensive Resource Centre, which includes links relating to church building maintenance.

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    Advice on the use of drones for High Level Inspection

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    Roman Catholic church in England and Wales

    Guidance notes on care of churches can be found in this page

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    SPAB

    The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings have some very informative guidelines on preventative maintenance.

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    As part of their Faith in Maintenance scheme, SPAB created this church maintenance calendar of care.

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    A Toolkit containing information and resources drawn from the Maintenance Co-Op project and Faith in Maintenance project to help you to set up your own Maintenance Co-operative and take care of your place of worship.

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    United Reformed Church Southern Synod

    The care and maintenance of church buildings, including maintenance checklists and a calendar of care

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    Permissions, faculty, licences and law

    Church of England

    The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015

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    Federation of Master Builders

    Search for a member, and check companies that are falsely claiming to be a member of the FMB

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    Health and Safety Executive

    Free guideline provided by HSE on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

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    Historic England

    Ecclesiastical Exemption from Listed Building Consent

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    Roman Catholic church in England and Wales

    Guidance notes on permissions can be found in this page

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    The Methodist Church

    Flow diagrams outlining permissions for listed buildings and churches in conservation areas

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  • Caroe Architecture

    Building Resilience: the lifecycle - presented at the National Churches Trust conference

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    Health and Safety Executive

    Free guideline provided by the HSE on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

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    The Arboricultural Association

    Become an ARB approved contractor

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Film and Photographs

Take a look at our collection of videos and photographs to help you in identifying potential problems with your building and how they can be addressed.

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Blog

Read engaging stories offering different tips and perspectives on church and historic building maintenance here

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News and Advice

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments of MaintenanceBooker and access help and advice on the services we offer

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Useful Links

Other useful material regarding all aspects of church and historic building maintenance for users and suppliers of maintenance services

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We are always looking for new content to add to our resources pages. If you have any content relating to church or historic building maintenance, whether it is a blog post, some photographs, or an idea for any of our pages including a video or other project, please contact Cicely Barnett on cicely.barnett@nationalchurchestrust.org or 020 7222 0605. We would love to hear from you.