Historic churches threatened by funding cuts and climate change, warns National Churches Trust

A big increase in the number of historic churches and chapels seeking funding for urgent repair, maintenance and development projects has been reported by the National Churches Trust in its Annual Review for 2017 - 2018, published on Friday 13 July 2018.

Figures in the UK’s church buildings support charity’s Annual Review show that it received 480 applications for grants in 2017, an increase of 26% on 2016.
Read more: 2018 NCT Warning on Funding


2018 IHBC North West Branch Day Conference

The Work of Faith

Thursday 18th October - Liverpool Medical Institution, Liverpool

This year's conference focusses upon the many challenges-faced in the conservation of historic places of worship. 
These buildings often have a key presence in the wider historic environment, contributing positively to the quality of the local townscape and a sense of place as well as embodying evidential, historical, aesthetic and communal values. Managing places of worship to ensure their long term preservation and ongoing use whilst minimising harm to their significance can be a considerable challenge. 
Read more: 2018 IHBC North West Conference


2018 Ledgerstone Survey of England and Wales

EASA Members may be interested in plans to carry out a full survey of ledgerstones in churches across England and Wales. There is a voluntary element in this, but it may be that members will be asked by their churches for information about this survey.
Read more: 2018 Ledgerstone Survey
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