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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | @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
Nick Chapple (heritage consultant)
I offer expert heritage advice to support change in historic places of worship. I can help clients with design development as well as providing statements of significance and heritage impact assessments for use in the faculty and secular planning processes. I am also able to provide conservation plans to help with the longer-term management of an historic place and to support grant applications.
I have over twenty years of experience in historic environment conservation, working for English Heritage and the Church of England as well as in private sector consultancy.
Tel: 01353 664 218 or 07758 442 553 Email: email@example.com
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.
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.
Tel: 07783 434204 Email: email@example.com Website: www.janicegoochheritageconsultancy.co.uk
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.
Imagemakers Interpretive Design & Consulting Devon Office: +01837 840717 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.imagemakers.uk.com
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 email@example.com or visit her LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-payne-2210a55/
Southgate Heritage (heritage researcher/consultant)
Southgate Heritage provides research and support services for people and organisations, delivering heritage projects around the UK. Hannah Southgate is a freelance consultant with a proven track record of supporting the development of heritage regeneration projects and providing community support and project facilitation. Career experience includes four years with leading heritage charities The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and Prince’s Foundation, as well as working to support the multi-million pound restoration of the Grade II* St John at Hackney church, London.
Hannah’s drive, creativity and management skills, combined with a unique work and academic profile, ensures Southgate Heritage can provide professional, high quality facilitation and support, which will be essential in getting your project over the line.
Services cover a range of areas relevant to all stages of a heritage project from research and pre-development, right through to delivery. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.southgateheritage.co.uk Tel: 07776347818