The Church of England with Historic England, the Association of English Cathedrals and the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance invite you to share your experience and insights in a confidential survey by the 30th September.
The information and ideas gathered will help shape future planning and support churches across the country in caring for both congregations and wider communities in these very challenging and demanding times.
The project has been set up to capture grass roots needs and priorities, support future care for congregations and communities, and help government understand more fully the importance of churches to the life and wellbeing of communities across the country.
The short, very specific survey contains a set of focused questions for clergy, for church members and for local communities. It aims to help the Church of England nationally and locally to:
- Assess the range of effects of COVID-19 and lockdown on churches as centres of worship and hubs of support, care, community activities and wellbeing
- Share creative responses
- Shape planning and future decision-making
Please click the link below or copy and paste it into your internet browser to take the survey, which will run until September 30.
It would be hugely helpful if you would forward this message to others who could contribute important perspectives, including church members, church hall users, and leaders and members of community groups.
With many thanks from all the partners in this project
The Revd Dr Dee Dyas
Centre for the Study of Christianity & Culture
University of York