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Useful Publications


Widening the Eye of the Needle - Access to Church Buildings for People with Disabilities (2nd Edition), John Penton. (Church House Publishing, ISBN 9780715175897)

Easy Access to Historic Buildings (English Heritage) - download


Revealing the Past, Informing the Future: A Guide to Archaeology for Parishes, Joseph Elders (Church House Publishing, ISBN 071517603X)


Conservation and Repair of Bells and Bellframes (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175998)


Churchyards Handbook, Thomas Cocke (Ed) (Church House Publishing, ISBN 9780715175835)

Wildlife in Church And Churchyard: Plants, Animals and their Management, Nigel Cooper (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175874)

Developing church buildings

Developing Your Church Buildings - download development.pdf

Church Extensions and Adaptations (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175971)

Making Church Buildings Work, Maggie Durran (Canterbury Press Norwich, ISBN 978-1853115974)

New Work in Historic Places of Worship, (English Heritage)


Charitable Grants for Churches (National Stewardship Team) - Download here

Fundraising for your church building (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715176013)

The UK Church Fundraisers Manual: A Practical Manual and Directory of Sources, Maggie Durran (Canterbury Press Norwich, ISBN 978-1853115165)


Heating Your Church, William BORDASS & Colin BEMROSE (Church House Publishing, ISBN 071517570X)

Lighting and Electrics

Church Lighting, Peter Jay & Bill Crawforth (Church House Publishing, ISBN 978-0715175842)

Wiring of Churches, A G Sage (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175718)


The Churchwarden's Year: A Calendar of Church Maintenance, Graham JEFFERY (Illustrator) (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175556)

Handle with Prayer - A church cleaner's notebook, Graham JEFFERY (Illustrator) (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175629)

Stonework - Maintenance and Surface Repair, Alban CAROE and Martin CAROE (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175823)


Memorials by Artists for Young People, Children and Babies www.memorials.plus.com/Pages/publ.htm

The Memorials by Artists Guide (4th edition) - to be published 2008 www.memorials.plus.com/Pages/publ.htm

Notice boards

100 Ways To Get Your Church Noticed, Neil Pugmire (Kingsway Publications, ISBN 978-1842912409)

How to Promote your Church - A handbook of practical ideas for improving your church's communication, Andy RADFORD and Anne COOMES (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715148656)


Historic Organ Conservation - A Practical Introduction to Processes and Planning, Dominic Gwynn (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175920)

Sounds Good, John NORMAN and Jim BERROW (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175947)

Record keeping

Church Log Book (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175904)

Church Property Register (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175963)

Guide to the Photography of Church Furnishings, Richard BRUN (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175777)


Safe and Sound? A guide to church security, Graham JEFFERY (Illustrator) (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175696)

Sound systems

Sound Amplification in Churches (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175580)

Stained Glass

A Fragile Inheritance - The Care of Stained Glass and Historic Glazing, Sebastian Strobl and Sarah Brown (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715176005)


A Stitch in Time - Guidelines for the Care of Textiles, the Council for the Care of Churches (Church House Publishing, ISBN 0715175955)