In the context of a shifting culture and changing regulatory environment or your ministry grows, your church structures and governance may also need to adapt.
Our experienced Charities Team can help you with reviewing your governance, amending your constitution and changing your legal structure. We want to help you ensure that at a fundamental level, your church is set up to be both legally compliant and biblically faithful.
In rare cases, the best thing for a church is that it closes. In these difficult situations, we believe our unique knowledge and perspective allows us to help you navigate the legal issues sensitively, while also providing a level of pastoral care that can only come from a deep love of Christ and his church.
Our aim is always to help with ensuring that the church’s resources continue to be used for gospel ministry, wherever possible.
For umbrella bodies and denominations, we can offer a retained advisory service that allows affiliated churches to call for assistance on any legal query, up to an agreed level. Our helpline advisers have extensive experience of the practical issues faced by churches, and will often be able to provide an initial response by telephone.
We have also developed a wide network of other organisations who work with churches in areas such as safeguarding, health and safety, immigration and intellectual property matters. Do contact us if you would be interested in discussing this kind of helpline retainer.
In addition to the services above, our experienced solicitors are available to advise on all aspects of the effective running of a church, including: