Church Building Projects – Purpose, Planning Procurement

ppp-logoFrom this page you can download the workshop presentation, handouts and downloads from the “Church Building Projects – Purpose, Planning and Procurement” course.

Download files available to you are:

  • A pdf version of the slides delivered during the workshop:

Presentation Slides (Oxford diocese)
Presentation Slides (Leeds diocese)
Presentation Slides (York diocese)
Presentation Slides (Southwell & Nottingham)
Presentation Slides (Canterbury diocese)
Presentation Slides (Sheffield diocese)
Presentation Slides (Durham diocese)

All the advice handouts featured on the slides during the workshop. There are 32 separate files, so we’ve zipped them together into a single folder to make downloading easy.  You can download it here.
For your project plan,  you can purchase Microsoft Project Professional (among other software) for about £78  for your church from Parish Buying (this compares with about £400 on Amazon –  find out about other specially negotiated contracts, including electricity, gas, office products, other computer software, LED lighting, boilers, fire safety equipment and more).

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Project, this video guide takes you through the basics:

Other links:

Some other links and information can be found on: – the church’s main resource for those responsible for maintaining and developing church buildings. It includes sections on maintenance, developing and sustaining the building, and points to lots of other resources too. – an excellent resource for those engaging on church building projects.
Crossing the Threshold – the Diocese of Hereford guide to community use and church buildings development. – the London diocese’s specialist section about church buildings.

Knowing your local community – Office for National Statistics – information available down to ward level – national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations

Other resources referred to on the course:

A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen available on Amazon
Buildings for Mission available on Amazon

Two interviews on church projects
At St John the Baptist, Leicester and St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol there are some ambitious projects for their church and the community around them. Listen to Adam Simmonds and Revd Dan Tyndall respond to questions about how and why those projects are being planned.