Churches as Community Business Venues: Free webinar funded by Allchurches Trust

Published: Wednesday November 24, 2021


National charity Plunkett is part of a coalition of organisations campaigning to promote the benefits of community owned businesses co-locating in places of worship. We have an online event free to join for any churches or community groups interested in hearing more.

The free event is just 1 hour long from 12.30 – 1.30pm on 7th December. Join us to hear the speakers and we’ll finish with a Q&A session so you can ask your own questions. Register here:

Generous funding from Allchurches Trust enables us to offer :

  • Bespoke advice to community business groups and churches exploring the potential of a church or grounds as a potential venue for a community owned business.
  • Grants to support early feasibility and development work.

There are wonderful examples of the model already helping community businesses and churches alike to flourish, with shops, cafes, farmers markets, performance spaces and renewable energy schemes already operating from within church buildings across the UK.

Join us to hear about the impact on both community and church from two community groups including Chalke Valley Stores which operates from Broad Chalke United Reformed Chapel in Wiltshire, and from representatives of the chapel itself.

We’ll also be joined by Wendy Coombey of the Diocese of Hereford who will give her perspective on why this model of co-location is really worth exploring and the benefits she is seeing it bring.


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