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SPAB MCP

The SPAB Maintenance Co-operatives Project aims to bring the message of preventative maintenance to volunteers at places of worship in England and Wales. Each co-operative is made up of a group of local volunteers who carry out a programme of planned preventative maintenance, essentially stopping decay before it starts. The co-operatives form a network across England, which allows volunteers to work together sharing ideas, resources and good practice. For more information about the SPAB MCP or to find a co-operative in your area, visit their website.

 

SPAB Events

To book a place on any of these free courses please visit the SPAB Maintenance Co-operatives Projects website.

 

Housekeeping and Object Conservation
Date: 3 November 2015
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 15:00
Region: Lincolnshire
Location: St Botolph's Church, PE21 6NW

Three sessions (3/11, 17/11 and 24/11) on basic conservation techniques for historic objects, and on dealing with disasters (including what to do if you accidentally break something), and dealing with wildlife such as woodworm and bats.


Baseline Survey Training Day - North East Devon
Date: 12 November 2015
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:30
Region: South West
Location: Church of St Peter, Shirwell EX31 4JU

Come and join us at the Church of St Peter in Shirwell (north-east Devon) to find out how to survey your place of worship and spot maintenance issues before they lead to expensive repairs.


St Nicholas Droitwich Working Party
Date: 12 November 2015
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 16:30
Region: Herefordshire & Worcestershire
Location: St Nicholas' Church Ombersley Street West WR9 8JE Droitwich

This is our first working party in the Droitwich co-op and is the first of three half days we are organising in November and early December. Join us for one event or any combination of the three.


Working Co-operatively: Maintenance and More - booking now live
Date: 20 November 2015
Start Time: 10:30
End Time: 16:30
Location: Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre, Birmingham B4 6AF

Booking is now open for our FREE 2015 conference at the Priory Rooms,Birmingham. Hear from volunteers already involved, book a maintenance surgery, join a free walking tour and join us for drinks afterwards.


Heritage Skills Workshops
Start Date: 21 November 2015
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:00
Region: Lincolnshire
Location: Lincoln: Various

The Lincoln Maintenance Co-op has teamed up with the Heritage Skills Centre to run a number of free workshops for those who help to look after, or are interested in, historic buildings, including stone carving, historic paint finishes and stained glass care.


Introduction to Preventative Maintenance and Ulverston Co-op Start-up
Date: 24 November 2015
Start Time: 09:30
End Time: 13:00
Region: Cumbria
Location: Ulverston Parish Church, 20 Church Road, Ulverston LA12 7EN

An introductory training session about maintaining old buildings and in particular places of worship. Come and learn the basics of preventative maintenance and find out more about how the project can help you look after your building.


Wrapping up for Winter!
Date: 27 November 2015
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:00
Region: Lincolnshire
Location: Algarkirk Village Hall, Church Lane, PE20 2HH

Join us at Algarkirk village hall and SS Peter & Paul church on Friday 27th November to learn how to prepare buildings, historic objects, and even outside spaces for the challenges of winter.


St Augustine's Droitwich Working Party

Date: 27 November 2015
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 12:30
Region: Herefordshire & Worcestershire
Location: St Augustine's Church WR9 8LN Droitwich


Join us on National Gutter Day during Maintenance Week for our second working party in the Droitwich co-op. This event is the second of three half days we are organising in November and early December. Hot drinks served half way through the morning.

 

Heritage Survey Day: All Saints Winteringham
Date: 1 December 2015
Start Time: 10:30
End Time: 16:00
Region: Lincolnshire
Location: All Saints Church, Meggitt Lane, Winteringham, DN15 9NY

Anyone interested in helping to keep a historic building well maintained, and learning how to spot maintenance issues before they become costly repairs, is welcome to come along to this survey day, which is free to attend and includes lunch.

 

Great Witley working party and annual survey check
Date: 4 December 2015
Start Time: 09:30
End Time: 15:30
Region: Herefordshire & Worcestershire
Location: Great Witley Church WR6 6JT


St Peter's Droitwich Working Party
Date: 5 December 2015
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 12:30
Region: Herefordshire & Worcestershire
Location: St Peter's Church, Droitwich Saint Peter's Church Lane WR9 7AN Droitwich

Join us for our final working party of the year in the Droitwich co-op.After a quick chat about why we are doing this and what needs doing, we will work in groups to tidy around the church, check and clear flat rooves, downpipes, gutters and gullies.

 

Welcoming Visitors: Heritage Skills Training
Date: 18 January 2016
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 16:00
Region: Lincolnshire
Location: Priory Church of St. Katherine, Colegrave Street, Lincoln, LN5 8DW

Join us at The Priory for a fantastic course led by Heritage Learning which will cover everything from creating a leaflet to go in your church to preparing for and marketing events, and working with local schools and community groups.

Heritage Survey Training Day
Date: 20 February 2016
Start Time: 10:30
End Time: 16:00
Region: Lincolnshire
Location: Thimbleby Village Hall (14 Main Road, LN9 5RE) and St Margaret’s Church


Anyone interested in learning about how to keep a historic building well maintained, and to spot maintenance issues before they become costly repairs, is welcome to attend this key hands-on training day, which is free to attend and includes lunch

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