National Churches Trust: Top names headline June conference about the future of church buildings

Posted On: 
25th May 2018

Dame Caroline Spelman MP, the Second Church Estates Commissioner, Bill Bryson CBE, writer and broadcaster,  Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive, Heritage Lottery Fund, and Bernard Donaghue, Director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions and The Mayor of London’s Ambassador for Cultural Tourism are headlining a one day conference about the future of church buildings being held in central London on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

St Peter’s church, Brighton St Peter’s church, Brighton
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National Churches Trust

The ‘Building Resilience’ conference, organised by the National Churches Trust, includes sessions by top speakers offering key insights and practical advice to professionals and volunteers looking after churches, chapels or meeting house and anyone working for heritage, community and church organisations.

With three key sessions covering church funding, tourism, maintenance and repair ‘Building Resilience’ will feature the latest thinking on how to maintain and repair churches cost effectively, how to attract visitors to churches and up to date information on how to access key funding streams.

The conference will also see the launch of the National Church Trust’s new strategy for 2019-2024.