Redundant church is a phrase borrowed from the UK that refers to a church that is disused. Reasons for redundancy include merging of parishes, decline in attendance, changing social patterns, or other reasons. Churches and synagogues are often architectural landmarks in a community; many double as as social service venues. This retreat will explore new uses for unused and under-used sacred places.
Open until May 28. Register online!
The Preservation Trust of Vermont announces the 2012 Grand Isle Lake House Retreats. The Retreats are an opportunity for training, peer-to-peer support, and conversations with specialists to help solve problems and move historic preservation and community development projects along their timeline.
The retreats work best if there are 2-3 people attending from each project. This number seems to be key in keeping the momentum going once back home. Attendees will be asked to present a 10-minute case study about their project that frames a situation or problem that once solved will move their project forward.
All retreats begin at 2:00 and end after lunch the following day. The cost for overnight, dinner and breakfast is $95/person for a shared room or $125 for a single. Please note that due to the technical nature of the topic, the cost for the Lead Certification and Window Conservation Workshop on May 21-22 is $250 for a shared room and $300 for a single. (Single accommodations are limited and available on a first-come basis.) Space is limited to around 20 participants, so reservations should be made as early as possible below. For more information contact Ann Cousins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-343-8180.