Workshop course

Free workshop to help maintain “places of worship”

A free workshop will be held in Llanymynech next month to help local places of worship learn about maintenance issues.

With many of our churches and chapels hundreds of years old, regular maintenance is essential to preserve significant historic buildings for future generations.

That’s why the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) is running a free workshop on August 2 in Llanymynech to help Welsh places of worship learn about maintenance issues.

On-site volunteers are likely to be the first to notice problems, so this free course – along with a series of videos in Welsh – is designed to help those who deal with churches understand their faith-building and to take practical steps to deal with it.

Provided by SPAB, with the generous support of Cadw, the workshop will take place on August 2 at St Tysilio’s Church, Llanymynech.

Expert tutors will explain how to safely solve common problems, share tips and answer questions. The day includes a hands-on exercise on the host building to identify maintenance issues and areas of vulnerability.

SPAB has also produced five short videos in the Welsh language dealing with different aspects of building maintenance, which are available on YouTube.

SPAB is convinced that simple and regular maintenance is essential to the future of historic buildings. A dry, well-maintained building is not only likely to last longer, cost less by avoiding costly work later, but it is also more likely to be energy efficient.

Book your place for the workshops on the SPAB website:

August 2, 2022, St Tysilio, Llanymynech, Llandysilio, SY22 6QZ

Watch the accompanying Welsh videos on the SPAB YouTube channel.