Quinquennial inspections (QIs)

Legislation changes postponed

The procedure relating to the statutory requirement for quinquennial inspection (QI) surveys of church buildings is changing, and the content of this web page is accordingly under development.

The Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2020, which governs the changes, was scheduled to come into effect on 1st July 2020. However, in early June 2020, the Cathedral and Church Buildings Division of the Church of England communicated that the coming into effect of that legislation has been postponed. This is due to the requirement for Diocesan Synods to approve new diocesan schemes for the inspection of churches under the legislation, but which Synods are not currently meeting due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

At the present time, the existing requirements for appointing inspecting architects or building surveyors (from a diocesan-approved list), and the conducting of QI surveys and reports, remain unchanged accordingly.

Please consult the following Church of England guidance for current details, and check back on this page and the following link for updates in due course:

Getting help...

For further information or advice, please contact:

Giles Standing, DAC Secretary
01543 622540 giles.standing@lichfield.anglican.org

Page last updated: 28th August 2020 5:13 PM