Building Resilience Conference: a more sustainable future for places of worship

Published: Friday, March 9, 2018


The National Churches Trust’s Building Resilience Conference in London on Wednesday 27 June 2018 is a major event for anyone who loves, looks after or supports church buildings.

Dame Caroline Spelman MP, the Second Church Estates Commissioner; Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund; and Bernard Donaghue, Director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions and The Mayor of London’s Ambassador for Cultural Tourism, are headlining the one day conference about the future of church buildings.

‘Building Resilience: a more sustainable future for places of worship', organised by the National Churches Trust, includes sessions by expert speakers offering key insights and practical advice to professionals and volunteers looking after churches, chapels or meeting house and anyone working for heritage, community and church organisations.

Bill Bryson CBE, writer and broadcaster, will welcome attendees to the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster.  

With three key sessions covering grants, tourism, maintenance and repair ‘Building Resilience’ will feature the latest thinking on how to maintain and repair churches cost effectively, how to attract visitors to churches and up to date information on how to access key funding streams.

Join us if you are part of a team looking after a local church, chapel or meeting house or if you work or volunteer for an organisation supporting or promoting faith heritage, community outreach and engagement with churches.

Find out about and take away tools and resources accessing exciting new developments in funding, tourism and support for daily building care.

The event is taking place at the Emmanuel Centre, a listed place of worship centrally located in Westminster, from 9am – 4.30pm.

Building Resilience will feature:

  • Participants from the government, media, tourism, heritage, insurance and funding sectors;

  • The launch of the National Church's Trust new strategy for 2019-2024;

  • Information on funding and new opportunities for places of worship;

  • Information on a range of offers by organisations working in partnership to help churches to achieve greater sustainability;

  • 'Ask the Expert' Q&As featuring specialists, experts and church representatives who have successfully taken part in projects and pilots who will share their experience.

This event will raise funds for our charitable work supporting churches throughout the UK.

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