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Briefing: The future of UK church buildings

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More than 900 UK church buildings are at risk of being closed even though they are a national asset, according to the National Churches Trust. Its report into the future of UK church buildings is discussed in this online Religion Media Centre briefing, which heard that most can be saved for a relatively small amount of funding and the whole community should be engaged in deciding their future.  

Hosted by Roger Bolton, speakers are:

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Report: Race to save church buildings worth £55bn a year for national wellbeing

“The reality is that more than likely, if the church closes, it is going to be put up for sale. This is clear from the Commissioners’ consultation. So. then we lose an ancient, locally endowed, public building”

– Rachel Morley, Friends of Friendless churches


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