This church-focused BRICK Workshop in Bristol, delivered in partnership with The Churches Conservation Trust used examples of previous church reuse and regeneration schemes to demonstrate how these could be applied to future projects. It also covered the role of volunteers, options development and the legal side. Explore the presentations below to find out more:

Introduction to BRICK

Presentation giving a background to the BRICK programme and highlighting the aims of the 26th workshop in Bristol.

Historic parish churches: Spaces for the 21st Century

A discussion of the the reuse schemes implemented to various redundant churches in England.


This presentation focuses on innovative designs that can be applied to prepare deconsecrated churches for secular use without compromising the historic fabric of the original structure.

The role of volunteering

A general description of the role of volunteers as it relates to the regeneration projects based at historic churches.

Changing churches made easy

Simon Pugh-Jones, Chair of the Bristol Diocesan Advisory Committee, provided these ten easy steps to handling projects involving historic churches.

Case Study: St Michael the Archangel on the Mount Without

The next steps and future options that are being applied to a fire damaged church in Bristol.

The legal context of new and extended uses

A modest taster of some of the many rules, regulations and occasionally DECENT IDEAS  for dealing with Anglican churches that are no longer needed in whole or in part for regular worship.

Case Study: Inspired North East – Funding for historic church projects

An initiative of the Church of England, Diocese of Newcastle aimed at working with local congregations to help achieve a sustainable future for church buildings as living places of worship used and enjoyed by local communities, welcoming to visitors and valued as unique heritage assets.

Options development

Options for extending and adapting uses for historic churches.