Sun shines on our Trustees' tour

04 Jun 2015

The Churches Conservation Trust's annual Trustees tour visited Gloucestershire on the 3rd and 4th of June with Trustees taking the opportunity to meet volunteers who work tirelessly keeping the churches open and welcoming visitors.

Led by our Chairman Loyd Grossman OBE FSA, the tour visited six churches in the care of the CCT, where the Trustees were treated to guided tours and informative talks by volunteers, as well as enjoying some excellent tea and cake.

Visiting the churches enabled the trustees to offer their strategic advice for ensuring a sustainable future for these beautiful buildings.

The tour visited St Nicholas’ Church in Gloucester, St Michael’s in Churchill, St Swithun’s in Worcester, St Lawence’s in Evesham, St Nicholas’ in Saintbury and All Saint’s in Spetchley, as well as paying a special visit to St Kenelm’s Church in Sapperton, where the Trust has been helping with consultation of the community and congregation on the future of the church.

On Thursday 4th June, the tour culminated with the largest ever gathering of CCT volunteers at Spetchley Gardens in Worcestershire. 

Speaking in anticipation of the tour, Loyd said:

"I am greatly looking forward to visiting some of the beautiful churches of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire which are looked after so well by The Churches Conservation Trust. Meeting the volunteers, who very generously give their time to help take care of - and open - these wonderful buildings, will be a real highlight."