Churches are frequently the oldest, biggest and most important buildings in a district. They are often filled with splendid art and architectural history, but most are underused. So how do you close the funding gap between small donations from relatively small congregations, and the enormous amounts required for their upkeep?
As Inspecting Architect for number of London churches, we are committed to helping churches meet their obligations as useful (listed) buildings by planned maintenance and development. If these buildings are adaptable, open and accessible, it helps them to remain useful. No commercial organisation could afford to open for only one hour a week, and increased occupancy brings funds through grants, rent, education support and voluntary contributions. 1:1. or 24:7?