Historic Churches 2019

CONTENTS THE BUILDING CONSERVATION DIRECTORY SPECIAL REPORT ON HISTORIC CHURCHES Twenty-sixth Annual Edition ISBN 978 1 900915 98 4 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 Jonathan Taylor, editor Felicity Fox 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 2019 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 church of St Michael is a c12th-century Grade II* listed building in the parish of St Minver, Porthilly. (Photo: Jonathan Taylor) £5.95 CARE IN THE COMMUNITY Historic Churches explores our heritage of ecclesiastical architecture and its conservation for good reason. Places of worship account for almost half of the UK’s Grade I and category A listed buildings, and many of them rely on tiny congregations for support. A common thread running through many of the articles in this and recent editions is the varied and sometimes contentious theme of extending the use of these buildings and sharing their management, care and conservation with the wider secular community. Alongside articles on conservation technology, philosophy and practice, this edition also looks at apps for church visitors (page 28), the addition of toilets and other essential facilities (page 36) and how the Church of England is exploring opportunities for broadening community involvement (opposite). Historic places of worship are valued by all of us, irrespective of religion or creed, as illustrated by the public dismay expressed across the globe at the tragedy of Notre Dame (page 25). Broadening responsibility for their management and care makes sense. CATHEDRAL C O M M U N I C A T I O N S 3 THE TAYLOR REVIEW Diana Evans 6 SACRED OR SECULAR The use of the nave in medieval parish churches Richard Halsey 11 INTANGIBLE HERITAGE Charlotte Dodgeon 15 STAINED GLASS AND ITS ENVIRONMENT Dan Humphries 20 PROTECTIVE GLAZING Deciding whether or not to use EPG Robyn Pender 25 NOTRE DAME The need for better fire prevention strategies Jonathan Taylor and Felicity Fox 28 DIGITAL CHURCHES Enhancing the visitor experience Spencer Clark 32 MORTAR ANALYSIS A view from the lab Mike Barham 36 TEATIME AND TOILETS Jonathan Taylor 39 CHURCH REDUNDANCY Lessons from Scotland Victoria Collison-Owen 42 USEFUL CONTACTS 44 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 52 INDEX OF ADVERTISERS