Author Archives: Jayne

John Betjeman Award for places of worship

Acknowledging excellence in the repair of places of worship of all denominations and faiths in England and Wales, the John Betjeman ward is accepting application until 26th February 2019.  Importantly, the award is always made to the building rather than … Continue reading

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Charitable Grants for Churches

The National Charitable Grants list has been updated. The list provides practical information on potential sources of funding for various church related projects and is available on the Parish Resources website (or you can download it by clicking here). It … Continue reading

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Church Tourism

CTfC are working together with the National Churches Trust ExploreChurches to promote our churches.  See the full article here If you would like to have your church included on the National ExploreChurches website please contact me at jayne@ctfc.org.uk  

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SPAB Clearing Gutters – Three Point Guide

These are some of simplest but most effective jobs that can be done as they require very little specialist equipment, and yet if undertaken regularly, they can save the parish a fortune in repairs. However, as with any maintenance work, … Continue reading

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Charitable Grants for Churches

The National Charitable Grants list was updated in September. The list provides practical information on potential sources of funding for various church related projects and is available on the Parish Resources website (or you can download it by clicking here). … Continue reading

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Church Metal Theft

Church risk – Theft of Metal Due to economic factors, metal remains attractive to thieves. Ecclesiastical have put together a checklist to help improve the security of church buildings. https://www.ecclesiastical.com/churchmatters/images/theft-of-metal-checklist.pdf  

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National Churches Trust – Maintenance Grant

I wished to remind you of our forthcoming deadline to our Maintenance Grant Programme on 26 September 2018. This will also be the last round of the Maintenance Programme under its current name.   The programme offers awards of between … Continue reading

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Planning and Managing Major Buildings Projects

Booking now open for ‘Planning and Managing Major Buildings Projects’ training day Historic Religious Buildings Alliance will be running their 8th training day on ‘Planning and Managing Major Building Projects in Places of Worship’, in partnership with Purcell UK. It … Continue reading

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MaintenanceBooker

MaintenanceBooker, a new heritage website to keep historic churches and chapels safe for the future was launched last week in England and Wales, following a successful Heritage Lottery Fund pilot project in Yorkshire. Set up by the National Churches Trust, … Continue reading

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Keeping in touch

Keeping in touch! Your privacy is important to us, the Churches Trust for Cumbria want to communicate with you in a way which has your consent, and which is in line with UK law on data protection.  We would like … Continue reading

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