Maintenance and appropriate care are the basis for any preventive conservation.
A properly maintained church building will survive for future generations to enjoy. Good maintenance also saves money by minimising the need for major repairs. William Morris's motto - "stave off decay by daily care" - still holds true today.
The best means of preserving our church heritage is to look after it in an appropriate way.
This section highlights common problems and areas that need special attention as well as giving advice, guidance and tips for regular maintenance schemes.
There are some organisations and dioceses with schemes to support churches with maintenance. Click here for a note sumarising four of them.