Diocese of Chichester

Legislation and Forms


Guidance from the Church Buildings Council

Please see here for detailed guidance notes on over 30 topics, covering everything from chairs to trees:

Please see here for the Church of England guidance on the Path to Net Zero Carbon:

Please see here for advice and templates for drafting Statements of Significance and Needs:

Guidance from Historic England

The Historic England website also has come helpful guidance for those responsible for looking after listed buildings, including information about the Heritage at Risk programme.

Guidance from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

The Ecclesiastical website has some excellent guidance for churches on a range of church building, health and safety, and risk management topics, covering everything from asbestos to lightning protection and arson. 

Guidance on the Closure and Maintenance of Churchyards

Please see here for a link to a guidance note from the Diocesan Registry on the Closure and Maintenance of Churchyards: