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 | @architecture
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.
Tel: 07802 431012 email: PaulDBaird@aol.com www.pauldbaird.com
Martin Crampin (design & photography)
Martin’s work centres around a conviction that the visual art found in so many places of worship is a valuable resource for congregations, local communities and visitors. His work as a visual artist, photographer, designer and historian is bound up with making this artwork visible and better understood through effective photography and informed interpretation.
The production of booklets, leaflets and postcards for churches is a particular speciality, which can both generate income and foster a better appreciation of architectural sculpture, stained glass, wall painting and all kinds of medieval and modern craftsmanship. In addition to being able to write, design, illustrate and publish books of all sizes, Martin welcomes the opportunity to design and produce books written by others, or provide photography for heritage projects and publications.
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
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.
Tel: 07783 434204 Email: email@example.com Website: www.janicegoochheritageconsultancy.co.uk
Becky Payne (consultant / researcher)
After working as an archaeologist, Becky worked for Historic England and the Church of England’s Cathedral and Church Buildings Division for 23 years. She is now a freelance consultant and researcher focusing on the different ways we can sustain historic places of worship. She specialises in the opening up of church buildings for wider community use and can advise and help with all stages of a project. This includes developing a vision, engaging with your community, researching tourism opportunities, fundraising, working with your architect and other professionals right through to working with volunteers and managing your building once the works are completed.
She is happy to work alongside individual churches.
She has also carried out research projects and evaluations including for National Lottery Heritage Fund, Church of England, National Churches Trust.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-payne-2210a55/