Caring for Cumbria's Churches Conference

Free to attend
Friday 24th April 2020
10.00am to 3.30pm

Caring for Cumbria's Churches FREE conference

This event is for everyone who cares about the future of these unique buildings; their role as places of worship, hubs of the community and as heritage assets. Importantly we will also be launching a set of practical ‘tools’ to help us manage our church buildings better. The Churches Trust for Cumbria’s, Caring for Cumbria's Churches project, is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  The project focuses on improving the sustainability and resilience of church buildings across Cumbria.

Event Details
• FREE to attend - please RSVP below
• Friday 24th April 2020, 10.00am to 3.30pm
• Arrival, registration, tea/coffee from 9.30am
• Holy Trinity (Kendal Parish Church), KENDAL, LA9 5AF, Cumbria
• Event includes lunch and refreshments

Where is Holy Trinity Church?
Holy Trinity (KPC) is situated to the South of the Lake District in Kendal, located in a beautiful riverside setting, adjacent to the Town Centre with good paid parking facilities within easy walking distance.

Further information is available from Jayne Potts on 07979 606 131 or

Conference Agenda
Morning: We seek to stimulate discussion and debate about the realities and the opportunities for our church buildings.  Keynote speakers include:  Peter Aiers, CEO Churches Conservation Trust; Trevor Cooper, Chair of Historic Religious Building Alliance; Jim Walker, Chair of Cumbria Tourism; Lord Inglewood, Vice President of the National Churches Trust, and Revd Richard Teal, President Designate for the Methodist Conference.

Lunchtime: Over lunch you can book a technical advice session with experts from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), discover Kendal Parish church and network with others.

Afternoon: Marion Barter , historic buildings advisor, explains the importance of understanding significance. This will be followed by breakout sessions, join Marion looking at significant elements of church buildings; Lizzy Hippisley-Cox, stained glass conservator, on caring for stained glass or James Innerdale , conservation architect and historic buildings consultant, on the importance of good maintenance ‘a walk and talk’.  

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