Are you looking for ways to share the story of your church with a wider audience? Do you have a vision for getting more members of your local community engaged with your building? Are you planning a major project at your church? Every church has a story to tell and this full-day event, hosted jointly by the National Churches Trust and St Clement’s Church, Notting Dale, will help you unlock the potential of your building’s heritage and find tangible solutions to the challenge of engaging people with its architecture and history.
In a range of practical sessions led by heritage professionals, we will consider what heritage is and why it is important. You will get tips on writing about your church’s heritage in the context of funding bids and Statements of Significance, and learn about promoting your church’s heritage through social media and the World Wide Web. You will also have the opportunity to learn how St Clement’s Church has been adapted to allow new community activities to take place whilst preserving its historical significance. Other training and resources on planning and fundraising for your project will also be available, and the event will of course be a valuable opportunity to share ideas and gain inspiration from others.
We are pleased to offer free tickets for people who book during September. However, if you feel able to make a donation this would be gratefully appreciated. All donations will go to the ClementJames Centre, St Clement's award-winning sister charity which offers support to the community through an ambitious range of educational, literacy and work programmes. Any people booking after 30 September will be asked to donate £10.
This event is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the parish of St Clement and St James and the National Churches Trust.
We look forward to welcoming you there!