Cathedral and Church Buildings
We are responsible for the largest set of historic buildings in the country.
Our committeesChurch Buildings Council
We work with and advise churches and dioceses on care, conservation and development of church buildings. We work with government to advise on policies that affect church buildings.
We make decisions on applications for certain types of work to cathedrals in England. The Care of Cathedral Measure 2011 sets out our powers and duties.
Our committees are made up of leading experts in heritage conservation, architecture, art history and archaeology.
Our committee members give us advice on conservation of church historic interiors, awarding of conservation grants and policy. We ensure that your project benefits from their expert advice.
Find out more about our members.
We give guidance about the heritage of closed and closing churches.
We are a statutory body giving advice about the future of churches no longer needed for worship. We advise if the building is appropriate for another use, if it is so special it should be kept as it is, or if it can be demolished.