There are lots of things that need careful planning when developing a community business in a place of worship. On the one hand, you should be thinking about what your business will do and how services will be provided, the income and expenditure you expect, as well as having a firm idea of how this activity will benefit people in our community.
Careful consideration also needs to be given to how the place of worship itself can accommodate such activity. This may involve repairs or even adaptation of the building which is likely to need various permissions and certainly funding. Such work needs to be done sensitively, balancing the need for change with heritage and liturgical considerations. We have teamed up with a range of faith and heritage organisations that are able to provide you with specialist help and advice in this respect, as well as linking you with other groups working on similar projects.