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‘Diocese’ refers to the geographical territory in which a bishop exercises oversight. The Church in Wales is divided into six dioceses each with its own cathedral in which is housed the cathedra (the bishop’s ‘chair’ or ‘throne’).

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Development and Repair


Pets and Pests in Churchyards

Regular maintenance is vital for any building, but especially so for an historic church. Start with the absolute basics - annual gutter and drain clearance. You WILL save money and effort in the longer term! Use a simple maintenance schedule to plan ahead - see below. Act on your architect's recommendations in your QI report.

Remember you will need permission for most work in or on a church. See our DAC and Faculties page.


All consecrated churches are required to be inspected once every 5 years (a quinquennial inspection or QI) by an approved architect or surveyor.  Their report should be used by your PCC to schedule maintenance and repairs over the following 5 year period.  You'll receive a letter to let you know when your inspection is due and the Diocese pays the cost of the inspection. For more advice on how the QI system works, what to expect from your report and inspection, as well as selecting approved architects and surveyors, please contact us

Quinquennial Inspections

Ecclesiastical Insurance Helpful links


We're keen to develop the sustainable use of our church buildings so that they have a wider use in our communities. Perhaps you're wondering where to start with this, or whether you'll get permission to make changes?  Martyn Jones, our DAC Secretary is here to help so please get in touch to discuss your ideas.