Launch events for Maintenance Co-ops are underway … and newsletter coming soon

Our team have been busy over the last couple of months setting up (free) launch events in all the areas we cover.  Kate Andrew, our Project Officer in Herefordshire & Worcestershire, ran a successful launch in Peterchurch in Herefordshire on 14 May, and will be putting on a similar event (morning session plus simple networking lunch, all free) for interested volunteers in Worcestershire at Areley Kings, near Stourport in Worcestershire on Saturday 31 May.

Meanwhile Stella Jackson, our Project Officer for Lincolnshire has set up two launch events for local volunteers.  The first is in Whaplode Village Hall on Saturday 31 May for anyone in South Lincolnshire, and a second one for North Lincolnshire on Saturday 28 June at the Arts Centre at Caistor Town Hall.  Both events are free from 10am to 4pm and will include lunch.  James Innerdale, our Technical Officer, will be running a session on doing a maintenance audit in your place of worship and what you need to record.

There will be follow-up events in both Herefordshire & Worcestershire and in Lincolnshire coming up shortly, as well as events coming soon in all the other project areas of Dorset & Somerset, Cumbria and the North East.  You can find out the details via our website (click on ‘come to an event’) shortly.  We’re also in the process of setting up our first annual conference, which this year will be on Friday 21 November 2014 in York, to coincide with National Maintenance Week.  More details soon.

Finally, we will be sending out our first project newsletter (by email) very soon – if you would like to sign up to receive this by email every quarter, you can sign up through our website