Press release

Call for evidence to Churches Sustainability Review launched

The panel is seeking views from the public on how to successfully maintain church buildings across the country.


The English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review has launched a call for evidence to hear the public’s views on how church buildings should be looked after and the role can they play in local communities.

The review panel, chaired by Bernard Taylor, aims to find innovative and practical ways to maintain church and cathedral buildings at the heart of their communities for generations to come.

The public, those caring for local church buildings or involved with their local church, and those who simply have an interest in preserving our heritage, are encouraged to contribute their views to the call for evidence, which will close on 31 January 2017.

The responses will help to inform the Review Panel’s recommendations due to be published in Spring 2017.

Chairman of the English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review Bernard Taylor said:

Cathedrals and church buildings are amongst the most well-recognised and loved buildings of our national heritage and need increasing levels of support to be maintained as assets for the whole community. Whatever your involvement in these buildings please take a minute to complete this survey and provide the feedback we need.

To fill out the survey, click here.

Published 16 December 2016