In accordance with the Parish Administration Act (2010), this annual church property report is to be completed and signed off on by the Churchwardens; forwarded to the Registrar by 31 October each year; and presented at the Annual Parish Meeting.
This flowchart outlines the process for the diocese to sell any church property or buildings, including the permissions required what is to happen to items in the building and how the sale process is managed. See also the pastoral flowchart for management of pastoral issues associated with the closure of church property.
This flowchart outlines factors that should be considered when selling a church or church property, including how it will impact the mission of the parish, the community interest and pastoral care to members affected.
If the Parish is considering leasing their rectory or other residential properties the Diocesan preference is that you do so through a Real Estate agent. This fact sheet contains guidelines and FAQs for parishes on what needs to be considered before entering into a lease for a property.