Church buildings are of immense significance and value, as places of worship and also as historic places of great beauty which are the focus of the environment both in town and country, and increasingly reach out to the community through the wider range of activities which take place within them.
Bench Architects are specialist in the care of ecclesiastical buildings.
Between 1994 and 1999 Adam Bench was an advisor to the Derby Diocesan Chancellor and its Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches.
Our work includes:

  • Quinquennial inspections
  • Faculty Applications and negotiations - The Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Measure (1991)
  • Specifying repairs and upgrading of church fabric, including heating and lighting systems.
  • Disability Access audits and their implementation - Disability Discrimination Act (1995)


  • St Lawrence - Whitwell
  • St Mary’s Bridge Chapel - Derby
  • All Saints - Steetley
  • St John the Baptist - Matlock
  • St Peters - Nottingham
  • St Helen Church - South Wheatley
  • St John the Baptist - Tibshelf
  • St. Mary the Virgin - Nottingham