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03rd September - 16:16

St Oswald's church has a long history with the SPAB, involving one of our most famous members

14th August - 17:57

The SPAB manifesto urges those who care for old buildings ‘to put Protection in the place of Restoration’. We looked in our archive to see some church casework of carried out by early members.  

24th July - 12:01

The Grade I listed church of St Mary, Haddiscoe is a prominent landmark in south east Norfolk. It is no surprise to find that such an historic church has, a number of times, engaged the attention of the SPAB. 

17th July - 13:16

Congratulations to St Oswald's church in Grasemere, Cumbria for exceptional hot-lime repairs to the tower.

03rd April - 15:28

Shortlist announced for award that recognises excellence in conservation at faith buildings. 

18th March - 17:21

We explore an unusual example of when John Ruskin became actively involved in a fundraising campaign to save a medieval church.

16th January - 12:19

To the lovers of ancient buildings it is the ‘feel’ of a building that makes them ‘great’. For SPAB member Allan Ockenden nowhere fits this bill better than the tiny medieval chapel at Yatton, tucked away in a corner of the Herefordshire countryside.

06th November - 18:47

Is there a faith building repair project in your community that you're proud of? It might be eligible for the SPAB’s John Betjeman Award. Award closes 26 February 2019.

05th July - 16:37

MaintenanceBooker, a new heritage website to keep historic churches and chapels safe for the future has been launched in England and Wales, following a successful Heritage Lottery Fund pilot projec

05th June - 18:38

Sensitive conservation work to internationally significant wall paintings at Grade 1-listed Guild Chapel in Stratford-upon-Avon has won the prestigious 2017 SPAB John Betjeman Award.