As the name suggests, Quinquennial Inspections have to be carried out every five years and are an important part of the regular maintenance and upkeep of the building. They are arranged by the PCC with their Inspecting Architect.
DAC and Church Buildings Council guidance and Model Scheme
The amendments made to the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018, as amended by the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2020 came into force in September 2020.
To assist you, here is the revised Diocese of Salisbury guidance approved by Diocesan Synod and Bishop Council in October 2020.
The appointment of a Quinquennial Inspector is made by each PCC, and is always of an individual, not a firm. The appointment is for one inspection and report in the first place. It is important that a Quinquennial Inspector's training, accreditation, and experience in building conservation is commensurate with the complexity and significance of the church building(s) in question. Here is a list of surveyors for each area.
Contact the Team
Secretary to the DAC and Church Buildings Team Manager