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Rural Church Buildings

How to look after, develop and utilise them

Resources for getting the most out of your rural church building

Since 1972 Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre, an ecumenical Christian charity, has served both the spiritual and practical needs of the rural community through a programme of community and social projects, resourcing and training.

They have now brought together an excellent resource for congregations and others who have responsibility for looking after a rural church building. There is advice on:

  • building issues such as to how to look after the fabric of your building and the fixtures and fittings
  • undertaking effective and essential maintenance
  • how to prevent metal theft
  • how to make your building as energy efficient as possible
  • security, health and safety
  • opening up your church buildings for visitors
  • advice on how to open up your building for wider community use
  • all aspects of fundraising including setting a budget, devising a fundraising strategy and completing application forms.

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