Against a difficult financial backdrop, and acknowledging that we need to refresh our Diocesan mission strategies and objectives; the Buildings Strategy Group have been asked to look at our use of church buildings, church halls, schools and clergy housing. Can we use these assets in more productive ways?
That all clergy, PCC members, and congregations be encouraged to recognise and develop the potential which their buildings have for mission and outreach in their local communities
To support the financial aspects of that mission
Outreach, mission and service
That all clergy, PCC members, and members of congregations be encouraged to form partnerships with local groups, including the sharing of buildings and facilities
That buildings should, where appropriate, be developed to reflect such partnerships with local people
This website is part of the Group's objective to provide positive examples of projects, to inform and stimulate congregations looking for mission opportunities. Together with the Geographical Information System, it is for use by deaneries and parishes in producing their Mission Action Plans, and to assist them in their fund raising activities. The Group has also developed a prayer and study course, which it recommends to all parishes to enable and promote theological engagement with the strategies outlined above.
The Buildings Strategy Group Members
The Venerable Douglas McKittrick - Archdeacon of Chichester
The Revd Andrew Manson-Brailsford - St George's, Brighton and Rural Dean of Brighton (Chair)
The Revd Martin Lane - Rural Dean of Midhurst/Harting
Our Thanks The Buildings Strategy Group would like to extend its thanks and acknowledge the hard work of everyone who has made this site possible. In particular, we would like to thank all at Church House who have shared their knowledge and provided guidance and wisdom. We would also like to commend Norma and Daz at
for their efforts in bringing this project to life on the internet, and to the Rev. Archie Coates of St Peter's, Brighton, and St Nicholas', Saltdean for providing photographs. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the generosity of professional photographer, Alan McFaden for allowing us to dip into his archive of stunning photographs of Sussex churches.
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