At the beginning of your journey in Graveyard Keeper, you will not have access to the church. In order to get there and make use of the services, you need to take care of the quality of the graveyard. At the beginning of the game, Episcop will give you tools necessary to enhance the quality of the place.
In order to improve the quality of the cemetery, you must remove all possible bushes from it and take care of the graves of the deceased. On the page called "How to extend the cemetery" we have described every possible tombstone and marked how many quality points each of them adds.
You can also create flowerbed. Each of them will give you 2 positive quality points. To create a flowerbed you need to have a 2x piece of stone, 1x peat and 2x red flower. You can buy the Peat from Shepard for 2 brown coins.
Once you reach +5 quality of the graveyard, you will be able to complete Episcop's quest during a Pride Day. This will unlock access to the church.
During each Pride Day, you will be able to perform a Sermon. This will give you faith points, as well as money. The quality of the sermon depends on the quality of the church itself.
How to increase the quality of the church?
The quality of the church can be increased by purchasing new items for it. The more church benches and lamps you have, the more people will visit the church during a sermon. Other objects, such as a Confessional, will also increase the quality of the service.
How to develop the church?
If you want to expand and develop the church, you will need to upgrade the building, as well as increase the quality of the graveyard. You need 30 graveyard points and 20 church points to upgrade it to level 2, 200 graveyard points and 50 church points for level 3.
Note - after upgrading the church to level 2, you need to increase the happiness of the citizens to at least 60%. This can be done by completing missions for the citizens. If you fail to get the happiness to the required level, you will lose access to the church until you do so.