Churches Trusts Forum Conference 2017

Published: Tuesday, March 7, 2017


The Churches Trusts Forum Annual Conference 2017 is now open for booking.

The Conference will take place at the Methodist Central Buildings in the heart of Manchester on 18 May 2017. All trustees and other volunteers from County Churches Trusts and Local Trusts from across the United Kingdom are invited to join us, as well as guests from the wider Heritage and Faith sectors.

It is is organised by the National Churches Trust, the Churches Trust Forum and the Greater Manchester Churches Preservation Society. The aim of the day is to inform and inspire volunteers in the valuable work of supporting churches in their area.

We are grateful for the support of Blackett-Ord Conservation in sponsoring the Churches Trusts Forum Conference. 

Focus for the day

The focus for 2017 will be 19th and 20th century church buildings and regeneration for urban and rural places of worship as well as covering the ever important issues such as fundraising, grants and partnership working.

The one-day conference will be a stimulating mix of topical presentations, discussions and workshops with guest speakers and plenty of opportunity to network and share inspiration with others.

This year there will also be an Exposition of displays and exhibitions including the Victorian Society's magnificent photographic display "Saving a Century", back in Manchester after its national tour.

Welcome to Manchester

The Greater Manchester Churches Preservation Society takes particular pleasure in welcoming delegates to the City of Manchester in 2017 as part of their tenth anniversary celebrations. Manchester is known throughout the world as the birthplace of the Industrial Revelotion and today the City combines this proud history with a progressive vision for the future.

Our venue for the day is the Methodist Central Buildings in the vibrant Northern Quarter of the City. These buildings have played an important part in the Methodist movement. Originally built in 1885 they were heavily damaged during the Manchester blitz and were substantially rebuilt in 1953.

The full Programme will be available soon and will be circulated to delegates who have already booked as well as being published online

Book now!

The Conference has increased in popularity year on year - so much so that the last couple of years have completely sold out. We therefore advise you to book early for what promises to be another fantastic and informative event.

There are a number early bird tickets available at £32, if you book before the 24 March 2017. The standard price after that is £35. In addition, for every 3 tickets purchased you will receive an extra place completely free of charge - the perfect opportunity to invite a colleague who has never been before.

Lunch and refreshments are included in the ticket price.

Visit Manchester is the official accommodation provider for the National Churches Trust Annual Conference 2017. You can book accommodation for the event through their website.