The masonry at Redbrook Church is exceptionally eroded, so a team of volunteers and trainers have decided to teach historic masonry skills to people who want to help save the church and other historic buildings.
The course will be offered from 9 to 11 September 2022 at Redbrook Church.
The grade II listed Redbrook Church has been on Historic England’s ‘At Risk Register’ since 1982, suffering high levels of erosion which are thought to be due to pollution from the old Redbrook tinplate works.
There will be four highly experienced conservators supervising and giving demonstrations.
Course attendees will learn lime mortar skills: raking out, mixing, and pointing. They will be invited to annual training weekends, talks, demonstrations, and social activities. The project will also offer further research into the causes of erosion and conservation techniques.
If you are a commercial trainee and planning to use the skills in your own work rather than committing to voluntary work for Redbrook Church, the full fees are £180.