The need for more funding for the UK’s church and chapel buildings has been highlighted in a letter signed by representatives of leading church building support organisations, published in The Times newspaper on Monday 19 October 2020.
The House of Good report is a pioneering study of the value of church buildings in the UK. It is the start of a three year campaign to highlight their importance. Tell us how your church is a House of Good here.
John Drew explains how this report shows that this connection between church buildings and the people and local communities who use them is alive and well and, perhaps surprisingly, worth billions of pounds.
Fr Steve Gayle explains that an essential part of his church is the sense of community and friendship between the congregation members before and after worship.
We catch up with volunteer church outreach worker, Annette Saunders, who tells us that the church is right where it’s needed – the most deprived area of Tamworth.
Having worked in the shipyards his whole life and seen the impact of their closure, David McLelland knows the vital role the church plays in holding his community together.