The Church architects and surveyors’ summer workshop will cover a variety of important and topical subjects related to repairs and funding which support the care of our churches. Pressing and sometimes contentious issues will be sure to stimulate debate! Workshop speakers include a heritage at risk surveyor and architectural conservators from Historic England, the Heritage Lottery Fund’s regional development manager, and church architects and parish members.
The day starts by looking at the best ways professional advisers can serve parishes. How Heritage Lottery Fund grants will support churches in the future is considered next, with questions and discussion on both to follow.
The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership will be introduced along with its audit of sandstone structures and grants for churchyard walls. The morning ends with a case study of repairs and fundraising at St Andrew’s including a tour of the church.
After a sandwich lunch, the afternoon will have technical presentations on the environmental condition and performance of historic buildings and clunch stone. The last session is an open forum with an update from the DAC team.
See the programme for more details. A charge of £10 is made to cover the cost of the event.
Travel and arriving
St Andrew’s Centre is on St Andrew Street at the western end of the historic centre of Hertford and just to the north-west of Castle Gardens. The A414 (Gascoyne Way) runs to the south of St Andrew Street, linking with the A1(M) to the west and the A10 to the east. St Andrew Street is approached from the north and north-east by the A119.
St Andrew’s does not have its own car park. Click here for information on long-stay and other car parks.
A little way from St Andrew Street is Hertford North Railway Station (to the north-west) and Hertford East (to the north-east).
For information on the St Andrew’s Centre see Hertford St Andrew.
Arrive from 9.30 for a tea or coffee and a 9.50 start.