If you have a bit of cash, a love of old churches, and a desire to do something interesting, creative and hopefully beneficial to a community, why not buy a church?! Sounds ridiculous, I know, but the Church of England publish a list of redundant churches they are selling on their website. The currently available churches range from a rather uninspiring 1960s church, a few Victorian urban churches, right through to Grade I listed mediaeval beauties.
If you are tempted, please be considerate. Too many churches have been poorly converted into second rate executive homes. An ancient church belongs to its community, and should remain available to the people of that community to use, enjoy and appreciate.