Herefordshire & Worcestershire

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Herefordshire and Worcestershire have hundreds of places of worship of all denominations and ages. For example Saxon carvings and structures are incorporated into several churches through re-builds, at Bromyard, Abberley and at Worcester Cathedral, while modern churches service new housing around the two main cities. They all have one thing in common - they need to be maintained.

The SPAB Maintenance Cooperatives Project provided support, training and resources to help those who want to help look after these buildings. We developed networks of volunteers who can carry out basic preventative maintenance tasks.

Co-operatives in this region

  • Droitwich
  • Kidderminster & Bewdley
  • The Teme Valley
  • Bromyard & Bredenbury
  • Bartestree Cross
  • Leominster Link
  • Golden Valley
  • Blue Lias

What we have been up to

So far nearly 300 individuals have been involved with the project in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.   Many places of worship in the co-ops have completed baseline surveys, some now have maintenance plans in place and many have carried out basic maintenance tasks or held working parties. 

Read our regular newsletters about what went on in Herefordshire and Worcestershire below.

February 2015 Newsletter Herefordshire & Worcestershire

May 2015 Newsletter Herefordshire & Worcestershire

August 2015 Newsletter Herefordshire & Worcestershire

December 2015 Newsletter Herefordshire & Worcestershire

By following William Morris’s rallying cry to “stave off decay by daily care” volunteers will be helping to preserve the historic fabric of these buildings for current and future generations to use and enjoy.