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Here are some of the comments we received from volunteers who attended Faith in Maintenance courses:

 "Just want to say what a great course, thanks." Wells

"I thought it was extremely worthwhile and congratulate you for undertaking the project. I work with conservation architects and am about to be appointed a churchwarden next week and fully appreciate the importance of all you are doing.  It gave us all a good opportunity to meet each other as well as enjoy the excellent programme you organised." Wells

"The FiM day at Truro was first class, several people have spoken to me since and said how much it was appreciated by them and others to whom they had spoken.  Sara did a wonderful job, her visual materials were excellent." Truro

"I attended the Faith in Maintenance course in Keswick yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it, as did my colleague. Sara Crofts was brilliant and put on a superb show." Keswick

"I found the day very informative and will use the knowledge gained to look at our buildings with new eyes.  Many thanks for your help. I did enjoy the seminar and gained a good deal of useful ideas as to buildings maintenance and recognition of problems. I hope to put into practice some of these ideas." Keswick

"I would like to say thank you for letting me attend the course last Saturday. The seminar was very enlightening and I felt that I am a lot wiser. The lecturers were excellent and I look forward to any further courses." Stowmarket

"I much enjoyed the one-day training course held in Bicester. It was very interesting and full of good ideas and I thought Sara Crofts was an excellent speaker. I feel very honoured to have been invited to such a good FREE course!  I think you and SPAB should be congratulated for organizing such courses." Bicester

"I enjoyed the day greatly and thought Sara put forward, in an entertaining and lucid way, a series of positive, helpful and practical insights for everyone who has to do with the maintenance of faith and fabric in church buildings - there was also a lot of good input from the delegates." Barnard Castle

"I found the morning to be both instructive and most interesting - I am now anxious to start, however late, a logbook for the Church, having always assumed that the Architect's quinquennial report would be a sufficient record, without understanding that the report in itself was merely a record of what needed to be done not what was done!  You turned a dry subject into a most fascinating piece of education." Hinckley

"Thank you for an excellent course yesterday.   I was particularly pleased that it was in ‘lay speak'.   I left the course much more confident than when I arrived!" Bristol

"Many thanks for sharing a little bit of your knowledge and increasing mine tenfold." Alnwick

"My colleague and I very much appreciated the recent Faith in Maintenance day. I think you would have been proud the following week to see us on a ladder with an improvised tool of a spoon sellotaped to a ruler, attending to our gutters!" London

"Just a quick line to say how much we all benefited from the course. You made what could have been a rather dry topic both interesting and enjoyable, and we learned a lot from our visit." Reydon