Building Resilience - 2018 Conference Presentations


Catch up on the presentations from the National Churches Trust's Building Resilience conference on 27 June 2018 at the Emmanuel Centre, Westminster. 

For videos of some of the presentations click here


Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP - The importance of churches

Claire Walker, Chief Executive of the National Churches Trust - introducing the National Churches Trust's Building Resilience Strategy 2019-2023 


Pilgrims and strangers - Why it's time to think about visitors

Bernard Donoghue, Director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions - Churches and Cathedrals and the Tourism Industry (to come)

Emma Clarke, Triquest - Importance of working with the tourism industry

Dr Louise Hampson, Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture - Research findings from 'Pilgrimage and England's Cathedrals': what do they mean for the wider church? 

James Miller, Northamptonshire's 100 Best Churches - Northamptonshire: Britain's Best Surprise

Sarah Crossland, Tourism Manager at the National Churches Trust - ExploreChurches and Lincolnshire: Great Interpretations Project


What's the damage? Why it's time to do more about maintenance

Dr Jonathan Foyle, architectural historian - Maintenance Matters 

Joe Picalli, Building Conservation Solutions - What maintenance means to me: a contractor's perspective

Peter Pridham, Churchwarden of St Cuthbert, Fishlake - What church maintenance means to me: a church warden's perspective

Nicholas Warns, Nicholas Warns Architects - What church maintenance means to me: an architect's perspective

Janet Edmond, Maintenance Manager at the National Churches Trust - Helping you keep your building in good repair: MaintenanceBooker with the MaintenanceBooker video


Afternoon session

John Goodall, Architectural Editor, Country Life - Parish Treasures 

Ros Kerslake OBE, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund - The Heritage Lottery Fund and places of worship


The sixty-four thousand dollar question - navigating the new funding landscape

Oliver Caroe and Suzi Pendlebury, Caroe Architecture - The life cycle and sustainability

Dr Joseph Elders, Major Projects Officer, ChurchCare - Supporting planning and permissions 

Fr Henry Everett, St Mary Magdalene, Paddington, and Toby Gales, Paddington Development Trust - Raising £7.2 million

National Churches Trust Grants Team: Catherine Townsend, Grants Manager; Nigel Mills, Grants and Development Officer; Verity Relph, Grants and Development Officer - Foundation to Cornerstone: The new NCT grants programmes