Any changes to church buildings which may affect their value will require approval of the Trustees. The Trustees are the Directors of The United Reformed Church (Eastern Province) Trust. They are based at the Synod Office. For further information or to seek their approval please contact the Property Officer or Resources Officer.
Stages of Approval
Approval for changes to buildings and property come in two stages.
Approval in Principle is the first stage. This should be sought using Form TAF1. Approval in Principle allows the Trustees to consider the type of change and whether they wish to give advice as to the acceptability. Approval in Principle should be obtained before committing expenditure in fees to plan the project.
Full Approval is sought using Form TAF2. This will be at the stage when designs have been finalised and costs or values are known. (Trustees Approval does not include any grant or loan approvals for which application to the Synod Resources Committee is required).
Download: "Step-by-Step Approvals" Guidance note