Church buildings are vital to the work of the Church in London.
The Property Department is here to help with the upkeep and development of church buildings and residential housing.
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Buildings owned by the church are vital to the work of the Church in London. Like their congregations they come in all shapes and sizes and each has its own special characteristics and challenges. They are places where people gather to worship and they are centres for local communities.
Model Lease documents
The Diocese has endeavoured to provide ‘Model Lease’ documents for use with church halls (ie. premises which are not consecrated). For property (typically halls) where ownership is held for parishes by LDF as Diocesan Authority, Model Lease documents provide both Guidance Notes and standardised template documents which can save parishes both time and money.
Parishes wishing to
grant a lease to a tenant
for a term under 7 years
for a rent below £30,000 per annum
are encouraged to make use use of a Diocese approved Model Lease by clicking the link below:
Many churches in London are fortunate to have other properties in the ownership of the PCC. These often share the same legal obligations as church buildings In cases where you wish to lease your buildings, undertake development works, or undertake extensive repairs, the Parish Property Support Team can offer support and advice (email address at the top of this page). .
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