Our lovely churches

Our lovely churches

How does this impact on Community Wellbeing? Every community has one or should Why should the Committee focus on this as part of their future work? These buildings were put up by our forebears, long ago or more recently, and are a direct link with our heritage. They are present in the community and function as a community good.

Points

Community centres, yes - churches, no. We need inclusive places for people to be able to go to, and making them religious buildings can have a divisive effect. If more churches, why not more mosques, synagogues etc.?

Churches can be a great resource, but usually need a lot of work to make an old building suitable for modern purposes. Government support for this would make a lot of buildings available to communities as churches struggle to pay for ongoing costs, never mind large scale re-design and re-purposing.

Churches are often empty and waiting to bd used by the community.

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