Historic Churches 2020

CONTENTS THE BUILDING CONSERVATION DIRECTORY SPECIAL REPORT ON HISTORIC CHURCHES Twenty-seventh Annual Edition ISBN 978 1 912747 05 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 EDITOR Jonathan Taylor EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Christy Radford 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 2020 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 magnificent 15th-century Rood screen in the parish church of All Saints in Kenton, Devon: the Rood loft was restored at the turn of the 19th/20th century with distinctly Arts & Crafts carvings by Herbert Read. (Photo: Jonathan Taylor) £5.95 CATHEDRAL C O M M U N I C A T I O N S THE MEANING OF HERITAGE Heritage is the stuff we have inherited from previous generations and would like to hand on to the next. In the field of building conservation we tend to focus on the tangible evidence of past ways of life, such as a historic church, its monuments and its furnishings. However, the term’s true meaning is much wider than this, encompassing our surrounding landscapes and the natural world. It also includes the intangible; the cultural and living traditions that are passed down from one generation to the next, and which are so evident in the architecture and use of places of worship. The articles in this publication explore different aspects of our ecclesiastical heritage, and as usual, most focus on how it can be preserved – from the soaring concrete finials of Liverpool’s 20th century Catholic cathedral (page 6) to the ancient carved stones of Iona (page 15) and the plight of synagogues across Europe (page 35). However, it is Iona’s concrete replica of St John’s Cross that really challenges our concepts of heritage and significance, and our connection with the past itself. Jonathan Taylor, Editor 4 LIVING WITH COVID-19 Jonathan Taylor 6 LIVERPOOL METROPOLITAN and the conservation of post-war places of worship Rebecca Burrows 10 PODS AND PEWS Extending the use of churches Wendy Coombey and Tim Bridges 15 CARVED STONES Perspectives from Iona Abbey on values and significance Sally Foster 19 STRUCTURAL GLASS SCREENS at St Dionis, Parsons Green Peter Hazeldean 21 THE CEILING PAINTINGS OF ST MARY MAGDELENE Polly Westlake 27 ST PHILIP’S CHAPEL, CAERDEON Rachel Morley 30 BURIALS IN CHURCHES Ruth Nugent 35 EUROPE’S JEWISH ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE and the work of the Foundation for Jewish Heritage Michael Mail 38 CHURCH CHESTS Rachel Sycamore 42 USEFUL CONTACTS 44 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 52 INDEX OF ADVERTISERS