Conservation Cleaning

Tuesday 10 September 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Venue: Soham - St Andrew
How do you keep a church clean and welcoming without rubbing away layers of history? Discover the answers in this FREE hands-on workshop.

Churches and Chapels often contain a range of historical artefacts from intricately carved pews and screens, to lecterns, books and stunning stained-glass windows. Careful cleaning can prevent their deterioration, however, using the wrong cleaning materials and techniques or cleaning too often (or not often enough) can lead to irreparable damage. 

Led by conservation specialists Spencer and Fry, this workshop will explore how to clean a range of historic objects, looking at cleaning methods and products with practical and realistic advice.  The workshop is limited to just 15 people so there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills meet other people from across the Diocese.  This workshop is open to anyone looking after an historic place of worship as long as the buildings falls within the boundaries of the Diocese of Ely. It is open to all faiths and organisations.

Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day, but we kindly ask that you make your own arrangements for lunch. You are welcome to bring packed lunches to eat in the church or surrounding grounds, alternatively St Andrew’s is in the centre of Soham with local shops nearby.

Places are limited so we ask that no more than one person per parish or organisation attends.


Cost: FREE

Booking and Contact:          


Holly Isted

Historic Church Buildings Support Officer

Tel: 07948 350211 or 01353 652705



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