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Quinquennial Inspections

These inspections must be carried out every five years by the appointed church architect or surveyor. The report that comes from the inspection gives an overview of what repairs need to take place and their prioritisation.   

The current Scheme for the inspection of churches in the Diocese of Lincoln can be found here: 

If you are not sure when your next Quinquennial Inspection is due or are looking to appoint a new architect, please contact the team. It is the Parochial Church Council’s (PCC’s) responsibility to ensure that the inspection takes place. 

For some larger projects that require grant aid, the grant funder may require you to show that you have procured your architect / surveyor in an open and transparent manner in accordance with procurement rules. For further information, see this advice note ( ) and ask Matt or Fran.