In a guest post, Reverend Charles Chadwick, a Friend of the National Churches Trust Church, writes about why church buildings have an important role to play in Christian mission in the 21st century. He writes in a personal capacity.
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.
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.
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.