Property

Welcome to the Property Department of the Church in Wales which is based at the Provincial Offices at 39 Cathedral Road, Cardiff and is responsible for the purchase, sale and management of parsonage houses, church buildings, church halls and other pieces of land. From here you can access information, guidance notes and forms to help you manage and maintain your buildings.

The Property Department is also responsible for the provision of advice to parishes on looking after their church buildings and churchyards, especially where that requires compliance with legislation (such as the Equalities Act and Health & Safety requirements).

The department can be contacted at: property@churchinwales.org.uk and 02920 348200.

Guidance and Policy

A wide variety of guidance and policy documents to help you look after your church are available here to read online or download.

Churches

This section contains information and advice for the management and routine maintenance of churches.

Church Safety

Church safety is an important consideration for parishes. Find practical advice and easy to use health & safety checklists here.

Churchyards

Find information relating to the management and maintenance of Church in Wales’ owned churchyards here.

Redundant Churches

Former Chapel of Ease, Gwynfe

The Representative Body is responsible for the sale of redundant churches following closure for worship. A list is available here.

Church Halls

Church halls can be owned by the Representative Body, Diocesan Board of Finance or held in trust for parishes. Find out more here.

Parsonages and Curate Houses

Most parsonages and curate houses that have a cleric in residence belong to a Diocesan Parsonage Board scheme.

Glebe

All glebe land is owned by the Representative Body and managed at a local level by approved agents.

Grants

Find information on a range of grants & funding, including the GRANTfinder and open4community grant databases.

General Topics

Information and resources for help with a variety of different activities that are common to churches, church halls and other buildings.