How a church hall may be used for other charitable purposes if it is no longer needed exclusively for church purposes.
This guidance advises charity trustees on what to do when a church hall is no longer needed, or only needed occasionally for church purposes. It covers situations when:
- the charity’s governing document allows non-church purposes
- there is no longer any genuine church use for the property
- a new lease is needed
- a change of use needs consent from the diocesan authority or the Charity Commission
- trustees want to retain the use of the property for the church at certain times