Working Churches: Adapting to Changing Times

29th January 2010, 10am - 4pm
The Michaelhouse Centre, Cambridge



This one day seminar, funded by English Heritage and held in the beautifully adapted church of St Michaelís in Cambridge brought together 60 Church staff, Design and Heritage Champions, Conservation Officers and elected Members and provided an inspirational for those involved in the adaptation of working church buildings.

The day began with a trip to the churches of Whittlesford Parish Church  (Dedicated to St Mary and St Andrew) and All Saints Church in Little Shelford, where delegates were treated to a tour of the churches and their new contrasting extensions. 

Following a networking lunch held in the 600 year old crypt of St Michaelís, a range of inspirational and insightful presentations followed, including the need for change from the Church of Englandís perspective, how to balance the need for change with the protection of historical significance by English Heritage and how communities can make the most of their church buildings. 

The day closed with a much needed question and answer session and discussion tome.  Thank you to everyone for making the day such a success.

Feedback :

"The day has changed my working life! "

"Great speakers, great food and great venue"

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