22 June 2022 at 9.15 – 4.00
A date to pencil in your diaries is the annual Midlands Dioceses church buildings conference, for people looking after church buildings. Early Bird tickets prices £12.50 if you book before 31 May 2002, which will include lunch. Speakers will cover community uses of buildings and case studies.
Location: St George’s Church, Kidderminster, DY10 2ES
Church buildings have been used for a range of activities beyond worship for hundreds of years. They are perfectly placed to provide essential local services, enable wider social connections, be venues for local businesses, and thrive as exciting multifunctional and versatile places that can transform and strengthen communities.
But as custodians of these wonderful buildings, it’s not always easy to work out what is possible, where to start, and what help we can get to achieve this.
Join us at St George’s Church in Kidderminster to explore the ways in which we can unlock the potential of our church buildings to help to build stronger and more resilient communities.
Through a range of presentations and relevant case studies, themes will cover the extraordinary value that churches have in transforming their local communities, the importance of working in partnership to meet local needs and provide essential services, and the potential to develop them as income-generating business ventures.
There will also be practical advice on developing your project, how to avoid common pitfalls, and the ever-important opportunity to raise your own questions.