I started last month as Maintenance Support Officer for the Diocese of London. In this short time I have already met a whole range of inspiring people working in church buildings. When you stop and think about it, it really is very impressive that all over London people are taking care of wonderful buildings purely so that others can enjoy them.
I will be blogging about some of the work that goes into caring for churches, how to make it easier, and opportunities for getting involved. With any luck, it may provide you with ideas and inspiration for your own church, or encourage you to team up with a local church and get involved working with some of the most important and impressive structures in the whole of England.
In part these posts will provide me with a chance to celebrate centuries of work done by the unsung heroes of London: the masons, glaziers, craftspeople, the dusters, gutter-cleaners, and polishers who have ensured the future of a stunning collection of church buildings. Before I get on to those noble individuals, I’ll tell you a little bit about the team working for the Diocese who help parishes with the ‘care of churches’. [Read more...]