Church Inspections

The PCC must organise for a church building inspection to be carried out once every five years, if it is responsible for a place of worship that is under Faculty. 

The 5-yearly inspection of the church building is called a Quinquennial Inspection. The inspection must be carried by a qualified architect or surveyor, who will produce a written report for the PCC to set out their findings, observations and recommendations. The Quinquennial Inspection report is a key document in helping the PCC to plan for the regular care and maintenance of its church building, so that it stays in good repair and is a safe environment for its users. The cost of the report is met by the Diocesan Board of Finance on a fixed scale.

A list of architects and surveyors available to carry out Quinquennial Inspection reports in the Diocese of Birmingham, and a national guidance note on commissioning Quinquennial Inspection reports can be found below:

List of available Church Inspectors

Commissioning Quinquennial Inspection Reports