A special day of workshops is to explore church tourism and look at the potential to welcome visitors and share your church’s story.
Sarah Crossland from the National Churches Trust and trustee of The Churches Visitor and Tourism Association will help lead the day to be held at St Mary’s Church, Ambleside, LA22 9DH on Monday 17 July.
A morning workshop from 10am to 12noon will consider how churches can create the perfect welcome and explore use of digital technology to help explain and promote heritage.
An afternoon workshop from 1pm to 3.30pm is open to all and provides an opportunity for churches and chapels around north Windermere to consider the development of a Pilgrimage Trail.
A donation of £5 is requested.
For further details or to book your place contact Jayne Potts.
The following training event is to be held on the 16th and 17th June 2017, 9.00 – 16.30
Each day will consist of a ‘hard hat’ tour of the scaffolding to the roof of the tower, talks in the church hall and demonstrations in the site compound. UK Restoration Services staff will be onsite undertaking:
Hard cement mortar removal
Mixing Hot Lime Mortar
Lime Pointing inc packing joints
Please let us know if you are interested in giving a 10-minute presentation of current or recent projects, successes and failures, whether as the contractor or professional. There are Power Point facilities in the meeting room.
A buffet lunch will be provided by UK Restoration Services; a donation to the church of £20 will be requested. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements (e.g. pescatarian, gluten free, vegan).
Part of the day will be spent outdoors so please do wear warm and waterproof clothing. Please bring your own PPE if you have it: hi-vis jacket and boots for the site visit and gloves and goggles if you want to participate in the demonstrations. Please let us know if you wish UK Restoration Services to provide PPE and let us know your show size and jacket size.
to book contact Building Limes Forum firstname.lastname@example.org or via facebook link https://www.facebook.com/events/210267039484036
For further info contact UK Restoration Services at email@example.com
Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations in the UK to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a building project and taking it towards the start of work on site.
Church Buildings are eligible, however they must be able to prove that the building is being adapted for new uses. If your project is encouraging a range of uses this may be worth looking at.
For further information click here.
There is a northern support officer please contact me if you would like their contact details. firstname.lastname@example.org
10th May 2017 for 21st June Council meeting
16th August 2017 for 27th September Council meeting
1st November 2017 for 13th December Council meeting
Closing dates for the following National Churches Trust grants are 10th May 2017 and 6th September 2017.
Maintenance Grants £1,000 and £2,500 for small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs to listed church buildings.
Project Development Grants awards up to £10,000 to support churches to become more sustainable.
ChurchCare have grants available for the following:
Books and manuscripts
Closing date for applications is 22nd May 2017 for further information visit the ChurchCare website