2.00 - 5.00 p.m, Saturday 28th September 2013, St James Heritage Centre, 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.
|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
|4.45 p.m.||CONCLUDING SESSION|
Please note that there is no fee payable for the conference or refreshments.
Please head your letter "EYHCT – Half-day conference Warter 28 Sept. 2013" and include the name and contact details for each attendee.