Run by the National Churches Trust in partnership with The Pilgrim Trust, these new awards reward local people for excellence in planning the maintenance of a church or chapel. Good maintenance practice, including annual maintenance plans, regular inspections and small preventative repairs stop many minor problems from escalating into large, expensive repairs that can threaten the future of a building. At St James we have developed a bespoke computer database for planning and monitoring our maintenance.
Georgina Nayler, Director of the Pilgrim Trust says
“I am very impressed by the commitment and professionalism of this small church congregation. They have shown real initiative and implemented what they have learnt. The use of photography is a really easy, yet really useful tool in monitoring the condition of the building.”