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APPRECIATING

ARMAGH’S

ECCLESIASTICAL HERITAGE

Thursday 1 October 2015

This latest event run in collaboration with Armagh Churches involves a tour of local churches, designed to appreciate the rich legacy of the town’s fine ecclesiastical heritage, followed by an informative talk aimed at how best to maintain these buildings for future generations.

We hope that Glebe Wardens, Vergers, Sextons and Property Stewards will find this particularly helpful.

You are warmly invited to join us for this event.

The walking tour includes the following churches: St Malachy’s Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church, St Mark’s Church of Ireland and Abbey St. Methodist Church

Programme:

2.30pm   Walking tour begins at St. Malachy's R. C Church, Irish Street - welcome by UHCT and a representative of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

3.30pm   First Presbyterian Church, The Mall

4.15pm   St. Mark's Church, Victoria Street (can be accessed from The Mall)

5.00pm   Abbey Street Methodist Church

5.30pm   Refreshments at Abbey Street Methodist Church Hall

6.00pm   Address by Manus Deery, Assistant Director Historic Environment Division (formerly NIEA)

 

If you are unable to join us for the whole walkabout, then please feel free to join us at whatever point is convenient for you.

If you are solely interested in the talk on church maintenance issues, you are welcome at the Methodist Church, Abbey Street from 5.30 pm
 

Publications relevant to church maintenance will be available for sale.

For further information about this event contact:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 079 7953 0379

 

 

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Advance Notice - Churches Walking Tour of Armagh

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APPRECIATING

ARMAGH’S

ECCLESIASTICAL HERITAGE

Thursday 1 October 2015

 

This latest event run in collaboration with Armagh Churches involves a tour of local churches, designed to appreciate the rich legacy of the town’s fine ecclesiastical heritage, followed by an informative talk aimed at how best to maintain these buildings for future generations.

We hope that Glebe Wardens, Vergers, Sextons and Property Stewards will find this particularly helpful.

You are warmly invited to join us for this event.

The walking tour includes the following churches: St Malachy’s Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church, St Mark’s Church of Ireland and Abbey St. Methodist Church

 

More information will be posted shortly.

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Traditional Skills Directory

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The Directory of Traditional Building Skills, prepared by the UAHS, draws together a wide selection of those working in the fields of historic building conservation, ranging from architects to quantity surveyors to specialist sub-contractors.

New interactive fifth edition (2014) available ONLINE NOW.

 http://www.uahs.org.uk/built-heritage-at-risk-register-northern-ireland/traditional-skills-directory/

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On Tuesday 21st April, the UHCT ran a seminar on 'Church Care and Funding Sources' in the Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity at Magherlin.  The event was well attended with over 75 partipants.  Following a welcome by the Rector, the Revd. Canon Gareth Harron, Des Cairns gave an overview of the work that the church had undertaken using a repair grant from the National Churches Trust.

Claire Walker, Chief Executive of the National Churches Trust and Matthew Seward, Deputy Chief Executive then gave a presentation on the types of grant available from the National Churches Trust, and encouraged all churches, both listed and unlisted, to consider making an application for funding.  This was particularly welcome news to churches as the final speaker, Manus Deery, Assistant Director of NIEA, had the unfortunate task of stating that listed A and B+ churches had little prospect of grant aid from NIEA for the foreseeable future.  Whilst NIEA would be able to honour grant offers to projects which had approval and were already underway, finance had been drastically cut leading to the decision not to offer any further grants for listed buildings.  NIEA would still be able to provide advice to any listed churches intending to carry out works and would welcome the opportunity to help with sources of funding.

The morning ended with a lively Question and Answer session ably chaired by UHCT Trustee, the Venerable Dr Stephen McBride. More informal discussions were then continued over a very pleasant lunch served by the ladies of the church.   b2ap3_thumbnail_Audience-at-seminar.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_Waiting-for-the-seminar-to-start.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_Speakers-and-Trustees-at-the-seminar.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_Revd.-Canon-Gareth-Harron-introduces-the-proceedings.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_Claire-Walker-talks-about-the-work-of-the-NCT.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_Des-Cairns-talks-about-the-work-carried-out.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_Manus-Deery-offers-advice-from-NIEA.jpg

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The Ulster Historic Churches Trust and Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity

Claire Walker, the National Churches Trust's Chief Executive and Matthew Seward, Deputy Chief Executive, travelled to Northern Ireland on April 20th 2015 to meet colleagues from the Ulster Historic Churches Trust and others involved in caring for churches and historic buildings, including the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and the Historic Buildings Council.

A seminar was held in Magheralin, County Down at the Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, which was recently awarded a major £40,000 repair grant by the National Churches Trust.

The Ulster Historic Churches Trust was formed in 1995 to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of Ulster’s historic churches; to record their architecture; to advise on alternative uses for churches that have become redundant and to disseminate information on church maintenance. It has the support of and trustees from the four main Christian denominations in Ireland.

Claire Walker said: "The National Churches Trust is the UK wide charity supporting church and chapel buildings open for worship. That’s why we work closely with local churches trusts throughout England and with partner organisations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The National Churches Trust's remit has always covered the whole of the UK and the visit was part of the Trust’s proactive engagement outside England with churches and those who care for them."

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