Documentary ‘Old Church: Before and After’ (2015)
St Thomas a Becket church in Somerset is on the heritage critical list and badly in need of rescue. A flood in 1968 led to the church’s eventual deconsecration and it is just one of many churches in Britain that has been declared redundant. Decline in church-going and amalgamation of parishes have put a huge swathe of our architectural heritage in peril.
Community engagement in design: The story of St Luke’s Church, Oxford. (2019)
St Luke’s completed a project to develop their church in 2014 creating a space that effectively serves worshiping needs alongside offering a variety of activities and services for the wider local community. The film tells the story of this building project highlighting the open and creative approach that was taken to engage the community throughout the process, and the value that this engagement brought.
Community engagement in design: The story of Graylingwell Chapel, Chichester (2019)
Graylingell Chapel is a building with a rich history, currently under the custodianship of Chichester Community Development Trust. The film tells the story of how the development of the Chapel started, and how the community engagement process was organised to ensure that the plans take into consideration the needs and aspirations of the local community.
Engaging communities in design decision-making (2019)
A film created during a workshop exploring community engagement by the Empowering Design Practices research team.
Churches Conservation Trust’s Regeneration consultancy projects (2018)
A video about the range of regeneration consultancy services offered by the Churches Conservation Trust, looking at the impact and achievements of our work.
Churches Conservation Trust’s All Souls Bolton case study (2015)
This full-length documentary from the Community Channel & The Media Trust explores the story of our £4.9m regeneration project of All Souls’ Church, Bolton through the eyes of those who have been involved in it, including Chair of All Souls Bolton Inayat Omarji, Chief Executive of The Churches Conservation Trust Crispin Truman, historic building specialist Alan Gardner, and project architect Nick Berry.
Architecture Students Help Redesign Paulsgrove Church (2015)
Thirty brazilian architecture students have descended on a Paulsgrove church to give it a bit of a re-design. The students have to come up with ideas that will make the church work better in the community.
Major Parish Churches (2015)
A short film by Historic England to assess the challenges for managing historic major parish churches.