Many churches possess historic pews, furniture and other woodwork, all of which call for careful proactive maintenance. The worst sources of potential damage are water, changes in temperature and changes in humidity. With increased use of our church buildings for social events, spillages of drinks and rings left under cups can create substantial damage over time. Parishes should remain alert for such dangers and take action to prevent them.
The Diocesan Furniture Adviser is available to provide advice on particular schemes - please contact the DAC Secretary in the first instance.
Churchcare - identify the signs of damage to historic timberwork and furniture and understand the causes of damage