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19th November - 18:45

Checklists and video guides to help you look after faith buildings, from the SPAB, the National Churches Trust and Historic England for National Maintenance Week

07th October - 18:21

We catch up with 2019 SPAB Scholar Holly Spilsbury, who's working to repair this church with Pearce Bottomley Architects.

13th July - 19:20

We were recently consulted on proposed changes to St George’s in West Grinstead, Sussex to accommodate its bat population. We asked The Bats in Churches Project, to tell us more about protecting historic buildings and bats.

17th February - 18:42

Our archive contains a collection of magic lantern slides which are being catalogued by volunteers. We are rediscovering some wonderful images of ancient buildings and structures around Britain.

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.