Author Archives: Jayne

Out Now: the new Methodist Heritage Handbook

The FREE Methodist Heritage Handbook provides background stories and location information for over 100 Methodist heritage sites of historic importance, in a handy 80-page A5 handbook format. You can order a copy FREE by emailing orders@norwichbooksandmusic.co.uk or calling 0845 017 8220. … Continue reading

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Cumbria tourists and pilgrims 

Cumbria is a unique part of the world, housing two UNESCO World Heritage sites; two National Parks and two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it welcomes millions of tourists.  Our church buildings provide an amazing glimpse into our history and … Continue reading

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News and Information

Grant fund for communities off the gas grid Calor has opened its Rural Community Fund offering grants of up to £5,000 for projects to improve local life. Eden Arts Remote rural cinema REMOTE Cinema is about bringing the community together … Continue reading

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Church Conservation Grants

Church Conservation Grants The William & Jane Morris Fund award grants to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the UK for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not structural repairs. This includes stained glass windows, sculpture, furniture, internal monuments … Continue reading

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St John’s Church, Workington

Tuesday 13th March at 2.00pm,  Open Meeting of West Coast Church Maintenance Co-op – A look back at St John’s South Roof Re-slating Project. The church was awarded a grant from the LPOW Roof Repair Fund in 2016. Come and … Continue reading

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MaintenanceBooker

This is a new service from the National Churches Trust (link) which makes it easier for churches, chapels and historic buildings to book maintenance services using professional and experienced contractors. The scheme is being rolled out nationwide in April. Janet Edmund the … Continue reading

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Roof Alarms

Lead theft – Sadly attempts have been made to steal new lead from a church roof in the north east of the Diocese, causing damage to the building. Roof alarm systems can be fitted and there are several benefits to … Continue reading

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The future for Church buildings?

The Taylor Review: Sustainability of English Churches and Cathedrals (link)

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Ecclesiastical Insurance

To celebrate their 130th anniversary they are offering to donate £130 to your church when a new home insurance policy is taken out. (Link)

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Heritage Lottery Fund Consultation

Heritage Lottery Fund – are making changes to their grant making (link). They are currently consulting on how National Lottery money will be spent between 2019 – 2024. Your views are key to keeping church buildings a priority (link).

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Latest Tweets @cumbriachurches

RT @JonathanFoyle: With @H_IntGroup at the V&A on Monday- papers from specialists in archaeology, medieval bed culture, Gothic revival forg…
RT @hrballiance: I wonder if the same can be said about visiting religious buildings? https://t.co/t1dw7sLmhK
RT @CarlisleCath: Just a few our of favourite wood-carvings. See if you can spot these and more on your next visit! #HeritageTreasures #mer

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