The following downloadable files and links support the general information given in other pages in the Church Buildings and Pastoral Reorganisation section of the Diocesan website.
Please let us know if you find any of these links to be broken, or the information out of date, or if you wish to suggest other resources that could be included here..
Downloads from our own website – Chancellor’s Directions
Downloads – Building works
- Manual for the Online Faculty System
- Works to bells
- Works to organs
- Works of organ blower maintenance
Downloads from our own website – quinquennials and professional advice
- How to appoint an architect or surveyor
- Working with your architect
- Diocesan Scheme for Quinquennial inspections
Downloads from our own website – Mission and Pastoral
Downloads from our own website – churchyards and environment
- Energy use in churches
- Environmental guidance – churchyards
- Works to Trees - most works to trees will be under List A or B apart from felling a healthy tree.
- Notice boards
Presentations from the “Powering God's Northern Powerhouse" Conference on sustainable heating and lighting in churches, Wakefield Cathedral, 1st December 2018.
- Why is this a gospel issue? - Rt Revd Paul Slater, Bishop of Kirkstall and Jemima Parker, Leeds Diocesan Environment Officer
- How do I work with my building to achieve energy efficiencies? Powerpoint slides and Transcript of talk - Lisa McIntyre, Leeds DAC Secretary
- How do I light my church to support worship and community use? - Bruce Kirk, Director of Light Perceptions
- How do I heat my church to provide a warm welcome? Powerpoint slides - Robyn Pender, Senior Architectural Conservator, Historic England
- Birkin case study (Ground Source Heat Pumps)
- Bowling case study (Biomass heating)
- Allerton Bywater case study (Air Source Heat Pumps)
- Bolton Priory case study (Lighting)
- Managing church finances - John Knox, Director of Parish Resourcing, Leeds Diocese
- Financing heating and lighting projects - Sue Booth, Buildings for Mission Officer, Leeds Diocese
Downloads from our own website - miscellaneous
- Caring for Places of Worship (Historic England)
- Guidelines on Quinquennial inspections (Church Buildings Council)
- Crossing the Threshold: developing your building for community use (Diocese of Hereford) - This is a resource for PCCs who are thinking of developing their church building for community use. It has been developed by the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance and the Diocese of Hereford. The practical toolkit includes a step-by-step guide which takes PCCs from the early beginnings of a project through to completion.
- Developing new community buildings (Historic Religious Buildings Alliance)
- Maintenance Booker – introductory video
- Keeping your church open (Ecclesiastical Insurance). Keeping your building secure does not necessarily mean keeping it locked during the day. The DAC would like to encourage all churches to keep their buildings open so that members of the public can visit and experience something of the presence of God in our worship spaces. For some churches this is not possible, but many churches could consider keeping their doors open during the day if they follow the advice set out in this guidance document.
- Automatic time locks on doors (Ecclesiastical Insurance)
- Church security (Ecclesiastical Insurance)
- Protecting against metal theft (Ecclesiastical Insurance)
- Protecting against metal theft (Historic England)
- Crime Prevention (Church Buildings Council)
- Emergency planning (Historic England)
- Lightning Protection (Historic England)
- Heating systems (Ecclesiastical Insurance)
- Wood burning stoves (Ecclesiastical Insurance)