How to make your church buildings work for you

Are you responsible for caring for your church buildings and manse? Thinking about carrying out small or major refurbishment of your church or halls? Looking for grants and loans? Are you a new congregational or Presbytery Fabric Convener? Wondering who the General Trustees are and what they can do for you?

Then these day events are for you....

Seminars for Congregations

The General Trustees provides support and assistance to Church of Scotland congregations in caring for church buildings, including providing grants and loans. This Autumn we are holding free seminars (including lunch) across Scotland to provide up to date information and an opportunity to discuss issues with Trustees and staff. An opportunity to look at health and safety issues, following the publication of our ‘Toolkit’. An opportunity to hear about the changes in the Heritage Lottery Grant scheme. An opportunity to share in the latest thinking on the 5 yearly inspection of buildings. And much more.... thank you.

Raymond Young, Trustees Chairman

Outline agenda

10.00-10.30 Arrival/sign in/refreshments
10.30-10.55 Raymond - Welcome
11.00-11.55 Health and Safety
12.00-12.55 Heritage Lottery Funding/Historic Environment Scotland
13.00-13.30 Lunch
13.35-14.30 Quinquennial Reports
14.35-15.30 Manses
15.30-15.45 Q&A
15.45-16.00 Closing

Seminars for congregations application form

Church buildings dates and venues

30 August - Aberdeen - Mannofield Parish church

31 August - Inverness - Inshes Church

8 September - Edinburgh St Andrew's and St George West

13 September - Perth - St Matthews

25 November - Stirling - Stirling University

30 November - Glasgow - Renfield St Stephens