We need to make sure our buildings are fit for purpose and meet statutory requirements. Ministry units as guardians of church property, the General Trust Board as overall trustee, and the Diocesan Council as governing body of the diocese all have a part to play.
The diocese’s Earthquake Policy aims to reduce the potential for injury, loss of life, or damage to the property of others in the event of an earthquake. It outlines the responsibilities of ministry units as guardians of church property, the General Trust Board as overall trustee, and the Diocesan Council as governing body of the diocese.
Having a checklist of simple maintenance tasks that you carry out regularly will help you avoid costly reactive repairs.
New Healthy Homes standards were introduced by the Government in 2019 for all rental homes. This means ministry unit governing bodies are responsible for providing healthy homes for tenants and suitable housing for clergy.