A stitch in time saves a major repair project

Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2016


The National Churches Trust is running workshops on building maintenance that will help churches save money as part of the Yorkshire Maintenance Project.

Delivered in partnership with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, four Mini Maintenance Cooperative training sessions are taking place across Yorkshire in Doncaster, Sheffield, Dewsbury and York throughout November 2016.

The Yorkshire Maintenance Project aims to promote an awareness of the benefits of preventative maintenance of churches to avoid expensive repair bills. The Maintenance Cooperative training sessions are designed as to help dedicated volunteers recognise and deal with maintenance problems and develop a structured maintenance programme.

Participants will learn how to carry out a baseline survey of the condition of their building, and to create their own maintenance plan. 

After the training, participants will be encouraged to form mini maintenance co-operative groups who can meet to offer support to each other on maintenance issues and help reduce the need for costly repair bills.

The training workshops have been made available to volunteers from all denominations. There will be a follow up training day for all delegates in early 2017.

To find out more, or to book a place, contact Janet Edmond, Project Manager, at janet.edmond@nationalchurchestrust.org or call 07734392445.

The Yorkshire Maintenance Project

The National Churches Trust's Yorkshire Maintenance Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will help to keep churches and chapels in Yorkshire in good condition and prevent the need for expensive repairs. Find out more about the Yorkshire Maintenance Project here