Historic Churches 2018

CONTENTS THE BUILDING CONSERVATION DIRECTORY SPECIAL REPORT ON HISTORIC CHURCHES Twenty-fifth Annual Edition ISBN 978 1 900915 90 8 PUBLISHED BY Cathedral Communications Limited High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA Tel 01747 871717 Fax 01747 871718 Email admin@buildingconservation.com www.buildingconservation.com MANAGING DIRECTOR Gordon Sorensen EDITORIAL TEAM Jonathan Taylor, editor Felicity Fox David Boulting PUBLIC RELATIONS Elizabeth Coyle-Camp PRODUCTION & ADMINISTRATION Lynn Green Lydia Porter ADVERTISING Nicholas Rainsford Carla Winchcombe TYPESETTING xendo PRINTING Micropress Printers Ltd The many companies and specialist groups advertising in this Building Conservation Directory Special Report have been invited to participate on the basis of their established involvement in the field of building conservation and the suitability of some of their products and services for ecclesiastical buildings work. Some of the participants also supply products and services to other areas of the building market which have no application in the building conservation field. The inclusion of any company or individual in this publication should not necessarily be regarded as either a recommendation or an endorsement by the publishers. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information in this book is correct at the time of printing, responsibility for errors or omissions cannot be accepted by the publishers or any of the contributors. © Copyright 2018 Cathedral Communications Limited All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recordings, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Cathedral Communications Limited. COVER ILLUSTRATION The scaffolded tower of Canterbury Cathedral rises above Christchurch Gateway and Mercy Lane (Photo: Jonathan Taylor) £5.95 FROM THE EDITOR This edition of Historic Churches marks 25 years of our exploring the many layers of significance attached to ecclesiastical built heritage, and probing some of the most challenging conservation issues of our time. As almost one in three churches now has a congregation of fewer than 20, the question of sustainability is a recurring theme, led in this edition by Becky Clark, the director of the Church of England’s cathedral and church buildings division. Other leading authorities delve into the detail of some of our most extraordinary church art and architecture, tackle the technical challenges posed by ageing fabric, and consider opportunities for greater use. We at Cathedral Communications have very much enjoyed our first quarter of a century of harnessing and communicating the issues and triumphs surrounding the conservation of our churches and other places of worship, which could not have happened without the valuable input of our dedicated authors, contributors, production team and advertisers, to whom we are most grateful. CATHEDRAL C O M M U N I C A T I O N S 3 SEEKING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE Becky Clark 5 CHURCH TOURISM Jonathan Taylor 7 REMEMBRANCE AND REMONSTRANCE Claire Daunton 13 PORCH GATES Linda Hall 16 THE CATHEDRAL WORKS YARD Antony Lowe 21 CONSTRUCTION VIBRATION David Trevor-Jones 24 CONSERVATION PRINCIPLES FOR WIRING LIGHTING SYSTEMS Bruce Kirk 29 COPPER PANEL PAINTINGS The conservation of a chancel scheme Michael Bowes 32 OLD CHURCHES, NEW BEGINNINGS Colin McNeish 36 URNES and Norway’s Stave Church Preservation Programme Felicity Fox 41 USEFUL CONTACTS 44 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 52 INDEX OF ADVERTISERS