|News, Events and Training|
Tuesday 16 April 'Building Friends' - an information day about Church Friends' Groups, St George's Bloomsbury, London 10am - 2pm ChurchCare. Information about what a friends group is, why they are a good way of getting more people involved with a church building, what they can do for a parish and how to set one up. Thsi is a free event - more information here.
Thursday 25 April Church Tourism Conference, Leominster Priory, Hereford Organised by Herefore Diocese to help you find out how to attract visitors and look after them. Topics include: visitor welcome, disability access, church security, parish case studies, promoting and marketing your church, how to research family history and caring for God's acre. £45 including lunch. Further information available here.
Friday 26 April Conservation of Medieval Parish Churches, Piccadilly, London Focussing on current issues of conservation for medieval parish churches, speakers include Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, Church Buildings Council, National Churches Trust, Churches Conservation Trust, Church Monuments Society and the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust. £20 including lunch. Further information available here.
CTfC organised a Renewable Energy Symposium. Information Pack 1 summarises the presentations on why our church communities need to engage with low carbon projects now, and how an Eco-Congregation can provide a model for action. Information Pack 2 summarises the presentations on renewable energy/solar pv in church buildings
Cumbria CVS provide regular e-news bulletins on funding and training. To receive their newsletter, email here.
The Cumbrian Heritage Skills Initiative is run by the North of England Civic Trust. It offers a wide and inspiring range of courses on heritage buildings skills including some hands-on training, to provide you with the understanding and skills to carry out good maintenance and repairs. The latest training brochure can be viewed here.
Neighbourhood Forums are an opportunity for you to get involved in issues affecting your area and to help decide how things could be improved. If your church can be used as a venue, attending a neighbourhood forum may be a good way of telling others. To find your local forum, click here.