Legal matters

The Churchcare website contains a wealth of information on legal matters, the impact of archaeological surveys on churchyards, and on grant funders.

The Church of England website is also an extremely useful source of information on the legislation governing the Church.

If you have concerns about insurance for church or church hall then try the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group website which provides details of their advice and policies. It also contains their 'Made Simple' guides which cover:

  • Events – an overview of what parishes need to consider when they are planning events
  • Community Outreach – a straightforward guide to insurance and risk management issues that can arise with outreach projects such as foodbanks
  • People on church premises – a short review of the key issues that need to be addressed to keep people safe while on church premises
  • Church property – advice on what PCCs can do to reduce the risk of loss or damage to churches and their contents

For listed buildings go to the listed places of worship grant scheme at to see if you qualify.