2.00 - 5.00 p.m, Saturday 28th September 2013, St James Heritage Centre, Warter

st james warter

Ways to help secure a future for historic churches in rural East Yorkshire

Keeping the church building in a good state of repair and getting more people involved are two of the greatest challenges that face the small congregations in so many of our rural parishes.

This conference will look at ways forward through a church maintenance scheme, as pioneered in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, and by enabling greater community involvement through improving facilities to extend the building’s use.

Conference Programme

2.00 p.m. CHURCH MAINTENANCE SCHEME- The Suffolk experience

James Halsall, Secretary, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Advisory Committee

2.45 p.m. EQUIPPING THE CHURCH FOR COMMUNITY USE- Kitchens, toilets and flexible space – what to do, what's best avoided and how to tackle your project.

Phil Thomas, Church Buildings Officer and Secretary, York Diocesan Advisory Committee

3.30 p.m. Tea and Cakes
4.00 p.m. RURAL CHURCHES IN EAST YORKSHIRE- A report of some of the findings of the project 'Historic Churches and Rural Communities' funded by LEADER CWWW.

David Neave, East Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust



Please note that there is no fee payable for the conference or refreshments.

If you wish to attend please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send a letter to:

Dr Susan Neave
29 Wood Lane
HU17 8BS


Please head your letter "EYHCT – Half-day conference Warter 28 Sept. 2013" and include the name and contact details for each attendee.