Starting Your Church Reordering Project
Starting a church re-ordering project can be quite a journey, involving many, but the team at KODA architects have a wealth of experience in planning and delivering a range of projects throughout the country. Generally, churches are suffering diminishing congregations, resulting in a lack of income. The effect is not only a diminished ability to serve the community but this affects the building and its maintenance. Before interventions are proposed within or outside of the building, the building must be able to house the people who will use it and provide safety, shelter and enhance the story of mission.
Conservation Architects at KODA Architects have planned church reordering projects in Cheltenham, Herefordshire and in Lincoln and pride themselves in a spirit of collaboration from start to finish. We have a proven method in driving forward development and achieving tricky approvals through faculty consent and consistory court. To find out more information on how to start on the journey of church reordering at your church, click on the links below.
The Next Steps
Once you have begun engaging with the congregation and community and you have started to prepare the statements of need and statements of significance you can then progress with discussions on how and what your church reordering project might be. This is something that every member of the congregation may have an opinion on and engagement with them throughout the process will be critical. KODA architects’ method empowers congregations to realise their ambitions for their building.
IMPROVING YOUR BUILDING
To provide improved services aiding missional development, most congregations look to include toilets and a space to prepare hot food/ drinks. In providing the basic of functions to these historic spaces, the building is transformed from a cold space which is irregularly used to a multi use space able to be used throughout the week for a number of different functions. More information can be found on the Church of England Website.
Repairing your Church
KODA architects conservation architect Fred Hamer has helped the Diocese of Hereford in developing a suite of resources to successfully and sustainable bring about change to church buildings across the diocese. Click on the links below for more information.