Churches: History, Significance and Use
The course provides a firm foundation of the history of church architecture and furnishings, and provides the skills to draft statements of significance. This will enable participants to analyse and evaluate proposals for change.
The course will be of interest and value to all who would like to learn about the development of churches, but is aimed particularly at those who are actively involved in the management of church buildings and the presentation of church buildings to visitors. The focus of the course will
be on Anglican church buildings.
Contributes to the Knowledge and Understanding requirements for CCSAPAC1 Research and analyse information to achieve objectives; CCSAPAD1 Characterise the archaeological resource and provide management advice.
National Occupational Standards for Town Planning/Conservation/Building Control: contributes to the Performance and Knowledge requirements for COSTPCBC56.1-B5.2 Analyse, research and report on historic and heritage assets in conservation; COSTPCBC56.3-B56.4 Develop and advise on conservation, repair and maintenance strategies and solutions; and COSBEDCL4O14 Survey, assess and record the condition of assets in conservation.
Thursday 28 May 2020
9.00am Registration and coffee/tea
9.30am Welcome and introduction
9.45am Church architecture and decoration before the
11.45am Church architecture and decoration from the Reformation
2.00pm Visit to Oxford churches
8.00pm 20th century churches
Friday 29 May 2020
8.15am Breakfast (residents only)
9.15am Statements of significance and need
10.30am Visit to a church or chapel for practical exercise in
producing a statement of significance
12.15pm Discussion and feedback
1.45pm The Ecclesiastical Exemption and faculty jurisdiction
3.15pm New work in churches – some case studies
4.30pm Review of course
4.45pm Course disperses
Accommodation for this two-day course is at Rewley House for Thursday night only.
Depending on availability it may also be possible to extend your stay, please enquire at the time of booking for availability and prices.
All bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.
Tuition includes coffee/tea: £387.00
Baguette Friday: £5.00
Baguette Thursday : £5.00
Dinner Thursday evening: £21.00
Full Hot Lunch Friday: £15.00
Full Hot Lunch Thursday : £15.00
Single B&B Thursday night: £82.00
Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking.
Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. These can be emailed to the CWHE Programme Administrator, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of the programme in Conservation of the Historic Environment, Reading University.
Henry Russell is a member of the Church of England’s Buildings Council and Chair of Gloucester Diocesan Advisory Committee.
Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.
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