New maintenance website for churches and chapels in Yorkshire

A new website which makes it easy for churches and chapels in Yorkshire and the Humber to look after their architectural heritage has been launched, by the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church buildings support charity. The website provides an online ‘one stop shop’ where churches and chapels can book accredited contractors for services including gutter clearance, tree maintenance and inspecting lightning protection systems. This is an interesting and innovative approach to encourage greater maintenance activity, crucial if historic church buildings are to be kept in good condition and run efficiently. The AHF will monitor the scheme’s progress and consider whether the approach could be widened to secular historic buildings in the future. Visit for more information.

Ruth Johnson