How We Can Help

We aim to support congregations looking to improve their buildings or facilities, by providing information, advice and support for key stages of a new project.

The Inspired North East team provides information, advice and guidance to as many churches as possible. Whilst there is a natural limit to the number of churches we can go and meet with, there are other ways in which we can spread the message:

  • Providing advice and resources via this website – see our Useful Information pages
  • Promoting events and workshop sessions – see our Current Events pages
  • Writing articles for diocesan newspapers and other church publications
  • Responding to enquiries by email or telephone.

Geographical area covered by Inspired North East

Inspired North East currently works mainly within the Church of England Diocese of Newcastle.

Newcastle Diocese extends from the Tyne to the Tees, including Newcastle, North Tyneside and all of Northumberland, plus Alston in Cumbria, and Blanchland, Edmundbyers and Muggleswick in County Durham. Enquiries can be made by email to Ian Bapty at, or by telephone to 0191 2704123. 

Durham Diocese: Please note that the work of Inspired North East within Durham Diocese will be focused upon the churches identified as part of the Inspired Futures project. For any other advice concerning church buildings in Durham Diocese please contact the DAC Secretary, email