There are some great examples of imaginative church re-orderings and community projects in Hereford Diocese. If you have a project idea or are looking for funding, please get in touch with Lorna Theophilus, Church Building Support Officer, who will be able to give you advice, and help you find appropriate funding for your project. Here are a few resources available to help with the maintenance and repair of your church building.
Crossing The Threshold
The Crossing The Threshold toolkit is a step-by-step guide to running a community project. It starts with developing your vision, explores how to assess your own skills and abilities, offers advice on how to consult with the wider community, before exploring how to plan a project, find funding and complete application forms. You can download the whole toolkit as one document or in individual chapters.
Repairs & Maintenance
Many projects involve the repair and maintenance of church buildings, and there is advice and support within the Diocesan Property Department to help you.
Before you undertake any work it's important to understand whether any permission is required for the work you need to undertake from the Diocesan Advisory Committee. For more information about the Diocesan Advisory Committee and contact information click here.
Property Department Contacts
The Property Department can offer advice and guidance concerning any project ideas.
Church Extentions & Adaptations Church House Publishing ISBN 0-7151-7597-1
Fundraising for your Church Church House Publishing ISBN 0-7151-7601-3
UK Church Fundraising Handbook Church House Publishing ISBN 1-8482-5002-9