Members offering services (alphabetical order)
All the individuals and companies appearing on this website are subscribing members of the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance, which does not formally ‘approve’ or ‘recommend’ any of those included nor endorse to the exclusion of others that may be suitable. Please note that the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance is not responsible for the content of external websites. The use of trade, firm or business names in this web page is for the information and convenience of the reader. Whilst efforts have been made to ensure that the information contained here is current and correct, the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions which may occur.
Michael Atkinson Architecture + Heritage
Michael Atkinson Architecture + Heritage are contemporary and historic building specialists based in the North East of England. The practice has established a reputation for dealing with sensitive projects as part of World Heritage Sites, Conservation Areas and groups of Listed Buildings. There is an established expertise in ecclesiastical design, repair and maintenance across varying denominations coupled with Church Inspector appointments at highly significant churches in the region.
Services include full architectural design (briefing to completion), preparation of conservation plans and statements, quinquennial condition reports and defects investigations, building recording, management plans and skills training. Michael Atkinson is accredited in building conservation (AABC) and is Casework Co-ordinator for The Chapels Society.
07800 593 347 | email@example.com | @architecturo
Paul Baird (fundraising)
A successful fundraiser, with a proven track record over 40 years, generating income from: Trusts, Lottery, Government and other statutory agencies, corporate partners; community, and individuals. For nearly 8 years I was the head Trust and Statutory fundraiser for a major national charity, and am a skilled trainer, delivering fundraising workshops for PCCs, trustees and fundraising teams.
I am an ordained priest (C of E) with extensive experience of reordering existing churches and building new centres. I understand the demands of organising capital funding appeals in a busy parish and can facilitate the development of strategy and processes as well as your community consultation and team building.
Cohanim Architecture, headed by Joshua Harrison, offers a full range of architectural services which cater to both historic and contemporary buildings. Our portfolio shows projects ranging from ecclesiastical to medical to hotel sector building typologies. We have gained planning permission for Grade 1 listed buildings in prestigious and prominent locations, and are able to boast of an ethos that centres around the clients brief and a passion to create quality architecture.
We regularly carry out Quinquennial Inspections for listed church buildings around Buckinghamshire, and our director can be found on the Recommended Church Architects list for the Diocese of Oxford.
EPL Heritage (advice and guidance to places of worship for heritage projects etc)
EPL Heritage, headed by Charlotte Dodgeon, offers advice, support and guidance to places of worship and community groups looking to carry out heritage projects. With over 14 years’ experience in grant programme management, primarily focused on schemes for historic faith buildings, we can help you get started on your project, enabling you to understand what funders look for in a bid, and supporting both the application process and the project itself. We also offer workshops to help you develop ideas to encourage broader community engagement with the heritage of your place of worship as well as new, or wider uses.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01404 841 745 | 07946 808173
Graham Collings (fundraising)
Fundraising is not a difficult skill to learn, but it can be daunting when large sums are needed. With 35 years experience as a professional fundraiser, consultant and trainer, I specialise in raising funds for churches, Christian causes and heritage projects. I have given advice and practical help to more than 50 church building projects with targets ranging from £200,000 to £6 million. Can I help you? There’s no charge for an initial consultation.
Tel: 01189 403710 or 07593 829229
Janice Gooch Heritage Consultancy (consultant/ building surveyor)
We provide research-based appraisals, reports, advice and justification for planning and facility consent, including Statement of Significance, Heritage Statements, Conservation Management Plans. We also undertake building and defects surveys for a variety of building types and ages.
Imagemakers (design consultancy)
Imagemakers is a design consultancy working in the heritage sector. We combine creative thinking, great storytelling and effective project management to bring heritage alive for visitors. With over 20 years experience we have worked in many listed properties, including religious buildings, and understand the requirements of clients and funders, including HLF, to deliver quality, memorable visitor experiences.
Living Stones (helping churches in transition)
LIVING STONES is an independent charity providing an impartial approach to meeting the needs of churches in transition and guiding them through a process of change.
We aim to help churches to reconnect with the community around them, and to find a renewed gospel purpose.
We work in partnership with individual churches, and support wider church groupings by providing seminars and training workshops.”
Becky Payne (consultant / researcher)
Consultant and researcher in the area of sustaining historic places of worship. Specialised knowledge of the process involved in developing church buildings for wider community use. Can offer advice to individual churches and undertake research projects.