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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


Historic Churchyard Yews

Shrouded in myth and misunderstanding, historic churchyard yews are often claimed to be pre-Christian in origin, a claim which only rarely holds up to scrutiny. As horticulturist Toby Hindson points out, however, these venerable trees can achieve very great age and seem to have near legendary powers to regenerate and survive apparently catastrophic damage.

Vast yew tree at Tandridge churchyard, Surrey

Funding in Parish Churches

Churches in England spend around £80 million every year on development and maintenance. This article by experts at the Church of England's ChurchCare resource centre provides practical advice on grant funding for repairs to historic churches. It also includes links to key sources of funding and information such as the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.


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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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