• Maintenance advice and support

    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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    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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    Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

    EIG’s page on building maintenance advice

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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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    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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    Church in Wales

    Routine maintenances guides

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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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    Caring for God's Acre

    Advice on caring for graveyards and burial grounds

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    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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    United Reformed Church Southern Synod

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

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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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    Permissions, faculty, licences and law

    Health and Safety Executive

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

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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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    Church of England

    The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015

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    The Methodist Church

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

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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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    Historic England

    Ecclesiastical Exemption from Listed Building Consent

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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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Video and Photographs

Take a look at our collection of video and photo resources to help you maintain your church building

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Blog

Read different stories, experiences and perspectives on church building maintenance

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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 building maintenance for custodians as well as 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.