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The Building Conservation Directory - The 2022 edition brings together the latest expert advice and up-to-date information on craft skills, conservation products and specialist services, as well as course listings and other essential information.

A free digital 'flipping book' version is available here and you can order a hard copy here.

How to Contact Us

Post-pandemic our colleagues will continue to work from home for all or part of the week for the foreseeable future, however, our office in Tisbury is open every day with a small number of staff.

We are of course available by phone, email or zoom, and will always be delighted to help you with your enquiries.

Tel 01747 871717

Submissions Welcome...

We are always looking for new articles which draw attention to key issues likely to be encountered by those responsible for the conservation or adaptation of historic buildings and sites for our magazines.

Guidance for authors is available here.


Historic Churches magazine

The 29th edition is now out, with content ranging from advice on net zero carbon measures and modern lighting of cathedrals, to a post-fire conservation study and the beauty and draw of two art exhibitions in the nation's cathedrals. Order your copy here or read it online.

Luxmuralis art at Liverpool CathedralSon et lumière exhibition at Liverpool Cathedral 2022 (Photo: Luxmuralis)

New Articles

Historic Preservation

Heritage has a central role to play in the discovery and exposure of the wrongdoing of the past, and as an asset in the process of addressing the need for change in our society. This article explores whether the tools we have as heritage professionals can help us to reinterpret contested heritage in a sensitive, meaningful and enduring way.

colonia marina Photo: Dan Dubowiz

How Green is Your Theatre?

The demolition of old buildings has, for a long time, been justified by the idea that meaningful improvement means replacement with something that is new and more efficient. In the face of this argument, historic buildings have relied on legislation and public support to justify their existence, rather than their environmental credentials.

Photo: Tom Lee

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Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

Cathedral Communications shares in the nation’s grief and sends our deepest condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our longest-serving monarch. We are profoundly grateful for her exceptional lifelong commitment to serving the United Kingdom and her Commonwealth with enormous grace, humility, compassion and integrity.


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