This year is the tercentenary of Sir Christopher Wren and St Bride’s is delighted to be taking part in the celebrations.
Last month we hosted Cliveden Conservation for a Stone Conservation workshop, the first in a series exploring the techniques behind the preservation and restoration of Wren’s magnificent architecure.
This was followed by an evening lecture which began with Pierre Bidaud and Steve Webb discussing new sustainable solutions in stone given today’s social and environmental challenges.
They were followed by the esteemed ecclesiastical architect, Oliver Caroe, who spoke in particular about the conservation of stone in relation to Wren.
The evening concluded with welcome refreshments and demonstrations by Terra Measurement of the HD3D digital surveys that are being carried out on churches as part of the Wren300 programme with the goal of creating millimetre accurate digital models of the 51 Wren churches rebuilt after the Great Fire of London.
The following day provided another interactive experience outside in the thankfully dry churchyard as attendees tried out stone letter cutting and found out all about mortar repairs, pointing and stone analysis.
These were the opening events in a series of workshops organised by the Square Mile Churches.
Information about our own events as part of Wren300 later in the year will be released soon. Watch this space!
Photo courtesy of Cliveden Conservation unless otherwise stated.
Posted On: Thursday 18th May, 2023
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