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115 Charles Street

Leicester

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Faith in Maintenance

The routine care of faith buildings: a guide for those involved in their management

This one-day beginner / intermediate level course is designed to help those who care for faith buildings (including faith leaders, clergy, community or congregation members, professional advisers, volunteers and others) to understand their building, and take practical action to look after it. This enduringly popular course was originally designed for the SPAB’s award-winning Faith in Maintenance project to support and advise volunteers caring for places of worship of all types.

It explains how historic buildings were constructed, how they work and how they can decay, and how to spot and tackle common problems. The information is relevant to buildings of all dates and types - whether purpose-built for worship, adapted, or converted from another use - and to all faith groups communities.

The day includes a group exercise, using a photograph-based maintenance quiz as a springboard for discussion and sharing information and experiences. This draws on case studies from FiM and its successor – the SPAB’s Maintenance Co-operatives Project (MCP) – familiarising participants with how to look at a building in order to understand how it works and identify areas of vulnerability and maintenance issues. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their own building with the course leaders and others attending.

There will also be talks on grant funding and the opportunity to meet specialists from Historic England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), Historic Churches Trust, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council.

Entry is free and open to representatives of all faith buildings in the city and county. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, as well as delegate packs to take home. The event has received financial support from Historic England, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and the Diocese of Leicester.





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