Advice

Sources of advice and information on church maintenance

Ely Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches has information on the DAC and how to apply for a Faculty.

The Churches Conservation Trust cares for Church of England churches no longer needed for parish use.

The Friends of Friendless Churches save redundant churches and chapels from demolition, decay and unsympathetic conversion.

The Ecclesiological Society is for those who are interested in and enthusiastic about churches.

The Historic Chapels Trust rescues places of worship in England that are no longer in use by congregations.

The Chapels Society seeks to foster public interest in the architectural and historical importance of all places of worship that might loosely described as Nonconformist.

English Heritage champions our historic places and advises the Government and others on helping protect our heritage.

The Heritage Lottery Fund gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage.

ChurchCare is the Church of England’s national resource, supporting all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings today and for the enjoyment of future generations.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport helps protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage, and manages the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings is involved in all aspects of the survival of buildings which are old and interesting.

The Ancient Monuments Society is committed to campaigning for historic and beautiful buildings, and furthering the study of them.

The Church Monuments Society  encourages the appreciation, study and conservation of church monuments in the UK and abroad.

The National Churchwatch project provides a service for monitoring and measuring anti-Christian hate crime in the UK. Support is provided through the latest security advice, working closely with the police.

The Association of Independent Organ Advisers can give expert advice on new organs and organ restoration.

The Monumental Brass Society encourages and promotes the study of brasses and can give advice and modest financial support for the conservation of brasses.

Cathedral Communications Limited publishes the Building Conservation Directory with information about conservation and restoration of historic buildings.

The Association of Diocesan and Cathedral Archaeologists is a professional organisation which represents archaeologists who are charged with the proper conduct of archaeology of cathedrals and parish churches.

The Conservation Register is a searchable register of specialised restorers and conservators in the UK and Ireland.

the Institute of Historic Building Conservation is the professional institute which represents conservation professionals in the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Royal Institute of British Architects website includes a section called Find an Architect.

The Round Tower Churches Society works for the preservation of these churches, and to investigate further their origins and history.

The British Society of Master Glass Painters promotes and encourages high standards in the art and craft of stained glass painting and staining, and acts as a locus for the exchange of information and ideas within the stained glass craft to preserve the invaluable stained glass heritage of Britain.