Art and Architecture resources


CARTA request form

Carta request form
Carta request form

CARTA Information Leaflets

A series of information pamphlets are available to download below. If you would prefer a hard copy, please email

Better lighting for churches
Briefing the artist: Commissioning a new stained glass window
Re-ordering church interiors: Space for a living church
Church organs: Leading the music of the local church
Church windows: Maintenance, protection, repair and replacement and commissioning
Gifts and memorials: 20 Commemorative ideas
Open church: Making access
Sacramental Vessels: Heritage, Value, Care and Disposal
Storage of sacramental vessels
Introduction to the Scottish Stained Glass Symposium
Getting the most from working with an architect
History of CARTA to 2005
Alterations during a vacancy
Working with an architect: Getting the most from a partnership
The setting of Presbyterian worship
Church closure guidance notes
Application for disposal of church furnishings

CARTA quick guides

Access for all - This Access for All Quick Guide provides information on some of the issues you may have ensuring that your church is accessible to all.
Audio visual - This Audio Visual Quick Guide has been produced for those considering an audio visual system.
Church lighting - This Church Lighting Quick Guide has been provided to assist churches looking to make changes to their lighting.
Organs and Musical Instruments - This Organs and Musical Instruments Quick Guide has been produced to provide information on the use of organs in churches.
Reordering Church Interiors - This Reordering Church Interiors Quick Guide has been prepared to give information on making changes to Church interiors.
Sacramental Vessels - This Sacramental Vessels Quick Guide provides advice on the disposal or storage of sacramental items.
Storage of Sacramental Vessels - This Storage of Sacramental Vessels Quick Guide provides information on how communion ware can be stored safely.
Dementia Friendly Church Buildings - This Quick Guide has been written by Professor June Andrews to help make your church building dementia friendly.

Energy Issues

CARTA energy issues