ChurchBuild is brought to you by Nigel Walter of Archangel.
Nigel is an architect who studied at Cambridge University, where he received a first class degree. After his degree he worked for 2 years in Islamabad with a local practice on the design of the new St Thomas’ Church for the Church of Pakistan, and then returned to the UK to complete his studies. He is married with 3 children and has other lives as a counsellor and an amateur thespian.
Nigel is director of Archangel, an architects practice he set up in 2000 and which now works extensively (but not exclusively) with churches; the practice website is at www.archangelic.co.uk. Archangel’s portfolio of church projects covers a wide range of church denominations and styles of churchmanship, and the full spectrum of building types from conservation and adaptation of historic buildings to new build. Nigel is also a member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM) and is currently studying for an MA in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings) at the University of York.
In discussions with churches considering building projects, many of the same questions arise time and again. In response to this evident need we have therefore developed ChurchBuild, which is home to a series of resources that encourage churches to engage critically and creatively with their buildings. Our aim is to build the church in the widest sense – sometimes that involves buildings, sometimes it doesn’t, and for any individual church it is critical to know the difference.
The aim as ChurchBuild develops is to expand the number of contributors and the areas covered. If you have ideas for additional areas to cover please let us know via the Contact page.