Category Archive: Other Churches


Bielefeld – Former Catholic Church

Even though we’ve got our hands full with our own church conversion, I still think it’s fun to look at other redundant churches that are on the market. Exercising the imagination by considering the possibilities these other buildings offer is inspiring for our own project. Here’s one in near Bielefeld in north-central Germany. It is …

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Another Church Conversion: Dorset Methodist Chapel

I spotted this lovely conversion of a former Methodist chapel on the border of Wiltshire and Dorset on another site, and I’m reblogging it here. One can learn a lot looking at others’ church conversions.


How to Get Permission to Convert a Former Sacred Building to a Home in Germany

We finally got planning permission. Since we couldn’t find a how-to for getting change-of-usage permission applications in Germany anywhere on the web, I thought I’d write one. I’ve decorated this post with images of buildings needing conversion which are currently for sale.


Meditations on Church Conversions

I’ve collected some pictures of what others have done with their churches conversions, and the variety possible couldn’t be more evident. None of the pictures look even remotely in style like our church, but if you look closely, certain patterns do emerge after all. The major problems are high ceilings, non-obvious room divisions, and finding furniture that harmonizes well with the architecture.