Screen Reader Mode Icon Check SCREEN READER MODE to make this survey compatible with screen readers. Church & Cathedral Survey Complete our survey and enter our draw for a £50 Amazon Voucher The Gifted team shares years of experience in guiding faith organisations on how to tell their fundraising story and access the support they need to restore, renew and regenerate. We’ve had the privilege of helping different places of worship to fund challenging maintenance programmes, build long-term endowments to support music or mission, or even to re-kindle a vital community leadership role. In recent years, church and cathedral communities have faced a number of challenges which have encouraged them to adapt and change. So that we can understand the impact of these challenges and continually develop best practice in fundraising, we would love to know more about what you have experienced and what you have learnt. By completing this brief, five-minute survey you will be entered into our draw for the chance to receive a £50 Amazon voucher to spend on your church. OK Question Title * 1. The Pandemic - What did you find most difficult about the pandemic? (rank in order with 1 as the most challenging) OK Question Title * 2. What have you learned through the pandemic? (pick top two) We are more resilient than we thought we would be Worship can be conducted effectively in a hybrid way (online and in person) Worship cannot be conducted effectively in a hybrid way (online and in person) We need to modernise to survive Our church can be used for more than our regular worship There are many ways that people can donate other than the standard weekly ‘plate’ giving OK Question Title * 3. Have you retained any changes you made during the pandemic? (tick all that apply) We continue to stream our services online for those who cannot/do not wish to attend church We now have contactless and online giving capacity We do more home visits to our parishioners who cannot attend We have more community groups using our facilities as a space to meet Other OK Question Title * 4. Funding - What are the greatest challenges to your church finances? (pick top two) We struggle to secure regular committed giving Our congregation is so small we do not have many people to ask The parish share is a great burden for us We cannot raise the money for repairs OK Question Title * 5. If you had to undertake a large repair project, to the roof for example, would you know where to start? (pick the statement that best suits you) We have a good skillset on our team and feel we could confidently launch a fundraising campaign We have some knowledge and think we could raise some of the funds, but would not call ourselves professionals We do not have the capacity and/or knowledge of fundraising to launch a campaign we would be confident in OK Question Title * 6. What concerns do you have about fundraising for a capital project such as repairs? (rank in order with 1 as highest concern) OK Question Title * 7. Community - Do other secular organisations use your church or church hall to meet? Yes No (go to next question) OK Question Title * 8. If yes, what kinds of groups use the facilities? (tick all that apply) Drama/theatre/choirs Children’s groups/toddler & parent groups Coffee mornings Elderly/dementia groups Local school Brownies/Scouts etc. Not Applicable- groups do not use the facilities Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 9. If no, why not? There is no interest We have never opened the church to the wider community Our facilities are not suitable Other OK Question Title * 10. About your church - Where is your church based? North East North West Yorkshire & Humber East Midlands West Midlands South East South West London OK Question Title * 11. How often do you hold services each week? Once More than once a week Less than once a week OK Question Title * 12. Would you consider yourself an urban or rural church? Urban Urban but in a relatively isolated community Rural OK Question Title * 13. If you would like to enter our draw please provide your details Name Organisation Name Email Telephone Address OK THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COMPLETE OUR SURVEY.