Come and learn how simple maintenance can help you avoid costly building repairs and how to undertake a Baseline Building Condition Survey to identify common maintenance issues at your place of worship. You'll be introduced to the survey technique, and we'll then put it into practice surveying Our Lady of the Sea, Star and St Michael's Church. You'll take away the skills to undertake a condition survey of your own on other buildings. No building knowledge or experience is required - the survey is about looking and recording what you see. We'll also briefly introduce you to the Maintenance Co-operatives Project for places of worship.
9am Sign-in/tea and coffee
9.15 Welcome and introduction - Sue Manson & Our Lady's representative
9.30 Introduction to the Maintenance Co-operatives Project
9.50 What is maintenance and why is it important? - James Innerdale, SPAB Maintenance Co-operatives Project Technical Officer and Conservation Architect
11.00 Introducing the Baseline Survey template and what to look for - James Innerdale
11.10 Health & Safety - James Innerdale/Sue Manson
11.30 Tea/coffee break
11.40 Surveying the Exterior - all (with help from James Innerdale)
13.00 Lunch (and demo of how to input the findings into your survey document)
13.30 Surveying the exterior and start the interior - all + James Innerdale
14.45 Tea/coffee break
15.00 Continue surveying interior if necessary
15.45 If time - developing your maintenance plan based on the survey/discussion and feedback/what next - James Innerdale/Sue Manson
All are welcome, but booking is essential. The day is free, and we'll provide a light lunch. For further details contact Sue Manson on 07776 197143 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know about any dietary or access requirements and give us a contact phone number in case we need to contact you about any changes on the day.
Meeting Place: Please note - Tea, coffee & registration 9am at the Stella Maris parish rooms in Banklands Hall nearby the church. Directions to the Stella Maris room are below.
Parking: there is free parking at Bankland car park CA14 3EP near the church and time limited on street disc zone parking on Banklands Road.
What to bring/wear: Bring or wear warm and wet weather clothing, gloves, hat & stout shoes/boots as we'll be surveying outside the church regardless of the weather unless it's unsafe to do so. Bring paper for making notes. If you have a camera or binoculars bring it along if you're happy to use it on the day.
If you need further information, please contact Sue Manson, our Regional Development Officer for Cumbria on 07776 197143 or on email@example.com
Car parking for the Stella Maris Parish Room is available in the grounds of Banklands Hall. (Address: The Priory, Banklands, Workington CA14 3EP). Access to the car park is via St Michaels Street, see directions below.
Directions to Stella Maris room which is in Banklands Hall are as follows:
1. Approaching from Whitehaven (A596)
Down the hill. Pass the Royal George public house on the left. Then take 1st left (before the mini roundabout) onto Bank Road.
You will see the church directly in front of you. Follow Bank Road, keeping the church on your right.
Pass all the church buildings on your right. Take the 1st Right turn onto Northumberland Street.
Descend Northumberland Street, look for St.Michael’s Street on the right, half half way down.
Follow to end of St.Michael’s Street. Turn right up narrow drive (gate will be open) into parking area for Banklands Hall.
2. Approaching from Cockermouth (A66)
At roundabout (Workington Academy) proceed towards Workington, up the hill.
Continue to traffic lights. Turn left onto Washington Street.
Continue straight through next traffic lights to mini roundabout. (Kwik Fit)
Go right onto Harrington Road.
Keep St.Joseph’s High School on your left. Take 1st left onto Chilton Street.
Proceed up the hill to T junction. Turn left onto St.Michael’s Steet.
Turn right through narrow gates into parking area for Banklands Hall.
3. By bus or on foot, just ask people as you go along! Make sure you ask for Our Lady and St.Michael otherwise they might send you to St.Michael’s C of E.
This day is being run by the SPAB Maintenance Co-operatives Project in partnership with Our Lady and St.Michael for the West Coast Maintenance Co-operative Group.