Where do we go from here?
Churches, communities & buildings during COVID and beyond
You will see that this short, very specific survey contains three sets of focused questions (one each for clergy, church members, and local communities) of any denomination.
Please choose the category that you feel best represents your role in relation to churches. (NB: If you fit into more than one category, please only complete the survey once for the role that you feel is most relevant).
If you are involved with places of worship in a professional category, the three categories may not be immediately relevant. However, if, in any other aspects of your life, you do fall into one of the three roles, then please do complete the survey in that capacity.
Deadline for survey: 30 September 2020
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MORE ABOUT THE SURVEY
The following paragraphs from Dee Dyas explain the purpose of the survey:
This is an urgent invitation to share your experience and insights in a confidential survey. The information and ideas gathered will help shape future planning and support churches across the country in caring for both congregations and wider communities in these very challenging and demanding times.
This national project has been set up to capture grass roots needs and priorities, support future care for congregations and communities, and help government understand more fully the importance of churches to the life and wellbeing of communities across the country. It is supported by the Church of England/Historic England/Association of English Cathedrals/Historic Religious Buildings Alliance.
This is your opportunity to share your experience and insights on the last few months in relation to the impact of Covid-19 on churches and their communities.
The aim is to help the Church of England nationally and locally to:
- Assess the range of effects of COVID-19 and lockdown on churches as centres of worship and hubs of support, care, community activities and well-being
- Share creative responses
- Shape planning and future decision-making
It would be hugely helpful if you would forward this page to anyone else who might be willing to share their experience.
With many thanks from all the partners in this project
Revd Dr Dee Dyas
Centre for the Study of Christianity & Culture, University of York