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Chester It worked for us – pack of tried and tested ideas for work with older people.

1 in 4: Mental health and your church - A resource for church communities, hester Diocese

Church Urban Fund, Just Employment: a guide to employing staff in faith-based projects, produced in partnership with the Dioceses of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester, first produced 2007, updated June 2010.

Church Urban Fund, Churches Community Value Toolkit for Church of England parishes (June 2006) (with versions for Baptist and Methodist churches). Its purpose is to help churches articulate ways in which they contribute to their local community and estimate the financial value of this contribution. Using the toolkit can:

· enable churches to set a baseline so that they can measure change over time.
· provide evidence in support of grant applications.
· provide information to inform discussions with local statutory and voluntary sector organisations in order to raise the profile of the church, underline its credibility as a partner and increase the likelihood of influencing local policies and practices.


Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Faithful Advice: a guide for advice services in places of worship. Produced jointly with the Anglican, Methodist and United Reformed Churches and the Arthur Rank Centre and Church Urban Fund. This provides information about requirements for setting up and running an advice centre. It gives examples in rural and urban locations and provides sample agreements between churches and bureax. www.citizensadvice.org,uk

English Heritage - Setting up a farmers market http://www.churchcare.co.uk/pdf_view.php?id=169

Guidelines and Best Practice for the Provision of a Hosted Post Office® Service in Churches and Chapels.

Jill Hopkinson & Anne Richards, Seeds in Holy Ground: A Workbook for Rural Churches, ACORA Publishing, 2005 http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1rgax/SeedsinHolyGroundawo/resources/index.htm

Housing Justice and CUF, Shelter in a Pack, December 2010

Housing Justice, Faith in Affordable Housing A Practical guide to using church land and property for affordable housing, February 2009 http://www.fiah.org.uk/

Presence: A workbook to help promote and sustain an effective Christian presence in villages, The Methodist Church, 2004 http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1roa9/Presenceaworkbooktoh/resources/index.htm

Salisbury Diocese Church & Community Audit page at: http://moodle.salisbury.anglican.org/course/view.php?id=36
The contact is Revd Dr Stella Wood – Co-ordinator of Learning for Discipleship at: stella.wood@salisbury.anglican.org or on 01722 438656

United Reformed Church resource: http://www.onechurch100uses.org/cms/