Advice & Guidance

What is a historic place of worship?

The Faith in Maintenance team have a very broad definition of the term 'historic'. We believe that all places of worship are important to their communities regardless of whether they are a few decades or a few centuries old.

Methodist ChurchCongregational ChurchRoman Catholic Chapel


The advice we offer is relevant to volunteers who care for listed and unlisted buildings and our guidance applies as much to a brick built synagogue of the 1920s as it does to a Norman cathedral or an eighteenth century Non-Conformist chapel.

These buildings may have a very different visual appearance but they are all constructed from natural materials, they all suffer from decay and weathering and they all need to have their gutters cleared!