A particular area of expertise and interest for the practice is Church Architecture. For many years prior to his retirement Bev Stringer served the Lichfield Diocese as a Quinquennial Architect for a number of Churches. The practice also designed the Parish Church of St.John the Baptist in Stafford and carried out numerous programmes of repair on listed churches. Recently we have completed a new-build multi-faith chapel for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
Philip Wootton has been interested in Church Architecture since designing a church and writing a dissertation on the subject as part of his University Thesis. As well as experience of new-build churches he is Accredited in Building Conservation and is experienced in the repair of historic churches. He is on the Lichfield Diocese Panel of Quinquennial Architects and serves as a board member of the Baptist Building Fund, a charity which supports building development projects in the Baptist Denomination.
Whilst with his former practice Philip carried out the fire damage and high level repairs of St.James, Audley and supervised the construction of Broadway Methodist Church in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent. More recently on behalf of the practice he has carried out significant grant aided repair works for Longton Methodist Central Hall and the rewiring and redecoration of St.Mary’s, Kinnerley. The practice is currently involved in the design of a new church and the alteration of the historic Fuller Baptist Church in Kettering. Design work is also being carried out for the alteration of St.Martin’s, Talke and St. Thomas’s, Kidsgrove.