Churches and Pastoral Committee (CPC)

The Churches & Pastoral Committee (CPC) meets four times a year.

Its functions are:

  • To review the pastoral need for church buildings in the Diocese
  • To administer the scheme for quinquennial inspection of churches
  • To consider applications from parishes for grants for repair, renewal or maintenance of unlisted church buildings (up to a maximum of £1000)
  • To assist in the process of closure and redundancy of churches

Members of the committee include the two Archdeacons, a representative from the DAC, and other members with an interest and/or qualification in architecture, planning and mission.



Kate Lawless, CPC Secretary – 01656 868861

Applying for a grant

CPC guidance for grant application

CPC grant application form


Further Guidance and Information

Church redundancy process

Guidance Note for parishes assessing future church building needs

Guidance for wider use of churches and church halls

Repair to Listed Places of Worship (Grant)