Setting up and running a charity – guidance

Use of church halls for village hall and other charitable purposes (CC18)

How a church hall may be used for other charitable purposes if it is no longer needed exclusively for church purposes.

Documents

Use of church halls for village hall and other charitable purposes

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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