Historic Churches

The Diocese of Peterborough has more than 360 churches. Many of them are protected as listed buildings in recognition of their special architectural or historic interest. All buildings require regular maintenance and occasional repairs, but when managed correctly they can be a real asset to your mission. With some vision, planning and sensitivity, these much-loved buildings can be welcoming, flexible spaces in regular use by the church and a focus for the wider community. This section provides information on several key topics relating to the management and upkeep of your church building and graveyard. Contact the Historic Churches Support Officer, Jon Breckon, for general advice and guidance, or if you are developing a church building project. A site visit can be arranged as necessary. In addition, Open Surgeries are periodically held around the diocese. These are a chance for a one-to-one chat about your building or churchyard.

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Jon Breckon


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Grants & Fundraising

Grants are one of the key means of funding church building projects. They are available for a great variety of purposes, including repairs to the fabric of the building, specialist conservation work for bells or wall paintings, developing cultural, social and educational projects, or for alterations that will open up a church building for wider use.

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Maintenance & Metal Theft

Regular maintenance is a key part of caring for a church building. It can help you to save money and headaches through spotting potential problems early before they become serious issues.

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Case Studies & Resources

To include a small selection of case studies, prepared by the Historic Churches Support Officer, highlighting good examples of repair projects, reordering or community projects; photos before and after; serveries; wc’s; churchyard ecology

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