Introduction to Maintenance and Dealing with Damp Training Day, 14th Oct

Anyone interested in learning how to help maintain their local place of worship is welcome to attend this fantasitc hands-on training day, which is free to attend and includes lunch.

No building knowledge or experience is needed – the survey and damp assessment is about looking at the building and recording what you see.  We do not anticipate any climbing of ladders.  If you have a clipboard, digital camera or binoculars though, please bring them with you if you are happy to use them during the day.

Date: Thursday 15th Oct, 10am – 4.00pm

Venue: St Mary the Virgin, Frampton, PE20 1AD

Booking: This training day is free to attend, but you must book places in advance via the events section of MCP website to make sure that we have enough lunch (

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Stella Jackson at, or by phone on 07776 156274.


10.00 Tea & Coffee

10.15 Welcome and introduction to the Holland Coastal Maintenance Co-op

10.30 What is maintenance and why is it important?

11.15 Discovering the key maintenance issues at your building: using our baseline condition survey

11.45 Practical exercise: surveying the exterior of St Mary’s

12.45 Lunch

13.30 Damp in historic churches: an overview

14:15 Practical exercise: assessing damp in St Mary’s

14.45 Mitigation Strategies: dealing with/reducing damp

15.30 Discussion and feedback

16.00 Depart