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Security Funding Scheme for Places of Worship in England & Wales

A new grant scheme has been announced by the Home Office, covering 80% of security equipment (CCTV, intruder alarms, locks etc) and installation costs. However, the deadline is tight: bidding is open 26 July - 20 Sept 2016, and work must be completed by 31 March 2017. A second round of bids will open in Spring 2017.

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Cover image ot the 2014 edition of the Building Conservation Directory

The 2016 edition of The Building Conservation Directory brings together the latest expert advice and up-to-date information on craft skills, conservation products and specialist services, as well as course listings, useful contacts and other essential information. It is also available in a free digital edition.

NEW: Heritage Retrofit

Cathedral's new annual publication Heritage Retrofit, due out this autumn, will be packed with illustrated features and other specialist coverage of this rapidly expanding area of building conservation.

Find out more about the first edition, how to reserve a copy and the latest advertising opportunities here.


Read the new edition of Historic Churches as a digital flipping book for your PC, tablet or smartphone:

Digital flipping book edition of Historic Churches magazine 2016

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The Great East Window of York Minster

The largest expanse of medieval stained glass in England, York Minster's Great East Window is a 300-panel representation of the biblical Apocalypse. Here Andrew Arrol and Sarah Brown map the conservation of the window's stained glass and stonework and the installation of a cutting-edge protective glazing system.

Two carpenters admire the view from a pitched wooden roof, Church of the Transfiguration, Turchasovo

Maintenance Co-operatives

Run by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, the Maintenance Co-operatives Project provides free practical support to staff and volunteers who look after historic places of worship. Project manager Kate Streeter explains the project's objectives, how it works in practice and how to set up your own.


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