SPAP Faith in Maintenance Course

This is a free one-day Faith in Maintenance course which the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) is holding on Friday 10 July at Sullington in Sussex, as part of its annual summer Working Party.

SPAB’s Faith in Maintenance (FiM) courses are for volunteers who look after historic places of worship.  They provide training to help them understand how their building works; how to  solve problems caused by, for example, leaky gutters and blocked drains; and when to call on professional support.  The courses explain the importance and benefits of regular maintenance and are suitable for volunteers caring for buildings of all dates and styles. No technical knowlege or prior experience is needed and the course is an opportunity to understand or recap on the essentials, or to extend existing knowledge by discussing with professionals and fellow volunteers.

The course is supported by grant aid from Historic England and offered free of charge by the SPAB as one of the events in its annual week-long Working Party which, this year, takes place at Manor Farm and St Mary’s church, Sullington in Sussex between 6 and 10 July. For more information about the Working Party visit:

There are 40 places available on the FiM course, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  I have attached an information flier with the outline programme and a booking form. Please pass this opportunity onto anyone who you think  would be interested.