Guidance & Advice

Please find below links to advice on a range of issues. If the information you require is not listed please contact the Church Buildings office. Other useful links include the Church of England’s ChurchCare website and the Ecclesiastical Insurance website.

Bats in Churches – Guidance from Natural England

Bats in Churches – Guidance from the Church Buildings Council

Caring for Old Floors – Guidance from the SPAB

Carpets in Churches

Digital Projectors

Electrical Installations – including information about lightning conductors

New Memorials in Church Buildings


Quartz heating

Photographic recording


Renewable Energy

Sale of Church Treasures – Guidance from the Church Buildings Council

Slating in South West England – Guidance from the SPAB

Sound Systems

The Church Buildings Council have produced guidance on heating churches, including how to get started on such a project, along with details on the renewable energy options for heating churches. To access the guidance please click here.

Guidance on broadband and mobile installations

Please contact the Church Buildings office if you would like information on which churches in the Diocese have such installations, along with details of the companies they worked with.

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