Odiham: IHBC church conservation event

Seminar 19 Jan 2018
South East

Alterations to historic churches

The South Branch of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation has teamed up with the Diocese of Winchester to put on a day focussed on the processes by which alterations may take place to historic churches.

Churches are increasingly coming under pressure to better serve their communities by providing additional facilities including basics such as heating, kitchens and WCs as well as additional opportunities for meeting rooms and general re-ordering.  All these changes need to pass through the Faculty System before implementation.  This conference seeks to guide delegates through the process of understanding and acknowledging significance of church buildings, and summarises the law and Faculty system which must be followed.  Case studies illustrate the issues and there will be time to ask questions.

The event will be held in All Saints Church, Odiham on 19 January. This is not a dark, cold church – it has recently undergone major re-ordering and provides an excellent example of what can be done when it is done well.  It is warm, beautifully laid out and has facilities on hand to provide you with a lovely lunch included in the price!

As usual, the IHBC seek to subsidise its CPD events as far as possible and this training opportunity is extremely well priced at £30 for IHBC members and £40 for non-members.  Non-members are most welcome.

For further details and to book please email southbranchsecretary@ihbc.org.uk