For Anglican parishes it is a requirement that a condition survey of a church building is carried out every five years to record the state of the building and allow planning of necessary repairs.This survey has to be carried out by an architect approved by the relevant Anglican Diocese, although the appointment is made by the individual parish.
Similar condition surveys may also be advisable for parishes for non-Anglican denominations. Peter Rogan carries out surveys for Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist and Greek Orthodox parishes.
Illustrated is the survey for St. Mary’s Church in Melton Mowbray. St. Mary’s has the distinction of being the largest parish church in Leicestershire.