‘Contraints and obstacles to overcome and the road littered with discarded drawings, seemingly insoluble problems, frustrations beyond measure and how many meetings? Olive Sutcliffe, Churchwarden. (taken from a record and memento celebrating the opening of St Agatha’s, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell’s church room in 2012)
This is the 4th such training day organised by the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance in partnership and with financial support from PurcellUK. The day deals with the management of all stages of a building project in a place of worship, from start up through to making sure benefits are achieved over the long term. Presentations include ’developing your vision’, ‘engaging with the wider community’, ‘fund-raising’, ‘working with your architect and managing works once on site’ . There will also be a session from the Heritage Lottery Fund as well as lunch-time surgeries where individuals cases can be discussed. Anyone involved in such an undertaking, of whatever size, will find it invaluable.
A flyer and a booking form can be downloaded from the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance website here http://www.hrballiance.org.uk/?page_id=921 . You can also book directly online from the PurcellUk website here
A fifth training day is being organised to take place in Sheffield in the last week in June 2015. Date to be confirmed.
by Becky Payne