Conservation and Craft Skills over Eight Centuries - North Stoke
This craft skills day is a brilliant opportunities to see specialist craftspeople at work
An opportunity to see specialist craftsmen and women at work and to ask questions about their skills: carpentry, stone roofing and stone building, window glazing of all kinds, the stitching of vestments and hangings.
All these skills have been needed to build and maintain St Mary's at North Stoke, and many other historic churches, since the 12th century and will be needed into the future.
Displays and interaction in church and churchyard include:
- Traditional Horsham stone tiling (Mike Negus)
- The use of Sussex oak and iron (Martin Parsons)
- Stained glass (Cliff Durant)
- Building stone and its handling (David Bone)
- The creation of altar frontals (Belinda Scarlett)
Thsi event is part of the 10th anniersary celebrations of the Friends of St Mary the Virgin North Stoke.