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'Crossing the Threshold' Toolkit


 

Launched nationally in November 2017, the fully-revised and expanded Crossing the Threshold toolkit offers a step-by-step guide to managing a church building project.

First created by the Diocese of Hereford in 2009, and subsequently updated in 2013, this newly updated resource is packed with 268 pages of advice, hints and tips for any group taking a community development approach towards adapting a church building for wider community use, while balancing the needs of existing worshippers.

Thanks to the financial support from the Allchurches Trust and the expertise of the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance, this all-new toolkit is a free resource available to anyone to download here. It breaks down projects into three key stages:

  • Preparing the Ground,
  • Looking at Your Options,
  • Delivering Your Project.

With numerous case studies, top tips and end-of-chapter checklists, as well as advice from experts in their fields, and with input and expertise from a range of national church organisations, this practical document draws upon the lessons learned from recent church projects of all denominations across the UK.

You can download the whole toolkit in PDF format for FREE here: Whole Toolkit Link

Print copies (272 pages, full colour, A4, spiralbound) are available for £25.00 (including postage and packing). 

DVD copies (a PDF copy saved into a DVD/CD Rom) are available for £5.00 (including postage and packing).

To order a copy, please download and complete the order form: Toolkit Order Form (Print and/or DVD version)

Alternatively, you can download the chapters individually:

Should you have any queries about finding funders, or project development, then please contact either Simon Whaley, Church Project and Funding Support Assistant, or Wendy Coombey, Community Partnership and Funding Officer. Contact details can be found on this link: https://www.hereford.anglican.org/communitypartneshipandfunding/