About Inspired North East

Information and advice for local church congregations considering or embarking upon church development projects.

The advice and information provided in these pages is rooted in an understanding that church buildings are for sharing with everyone, of all ages and abilities, for worship and nurture of Christian faith, for cultural events, community and learning activities, for welcoming strangers, and for telling the story of people and place.

Our focus is upon:

  • Encouraging congregations and communities to resource, manage and maintain their buildings in environmentally and financially sustainable ways
  • Signposting sources for information and advice.

Our aim is to help communities to manage their own church buildings effectively and avoiding church buildings becoming ‘closed for public worship’ where there is another viable option. We do not manage individual development projects: rather, we provide help and advice to those involved with local churches to develop their own capacity to manage and to apply directly to particular funding sources.