Information available from forum on sustainability of churches

A number of key documents and resources were shared with people who attended the recent Churches for Mission and the Community event at Dorchester Abbey. But now they are available to the general public.

The event, which sought to instruct and inspire people involved with maintaining and caring for churches, was attended by 64 participants. They heard talks from Sir Tony Baldry, Chair of the Church Buildings Council for the C of E; David Knight, its Senior Church Buildings Officer; and Nigel Mills, Church Support Officer for the National Churches Trust.

A range of workshops was offered for discussion in small groups on topics including Setting up Friends Organisations, Engaging with the Local Community, How to Plan Major Projects, Fundraising, the Quinqennial Inspection, and moving From Building to Mission.

The Forum was rounded off with a Panel Discussion opened by Bernard Taylor, chair of the recent national review on the sustainability of English churches, followed by evening prayer in the Abbey.

The following documents can be downloaded: