We Are Recclesia.
Our staff of conservators, consultants, craftsmen and women are the heart of our company. As a team, we all have a shared love of conservation alongside the qualifications and experience to underpin our natural enthusiasm.
We are forward-thinking, creative and innovative in our approach to conservation, whilst at the same time abiding by a finely tuned conservation policy based on national and international research, guidelines and standards for best practice.
Jamie has been involved in the conservation of historic sites and buildings since 1998 and founded Recclesia in 2009. He grew up immersed in the conservation world thanks to his father Geoff Moore, who is a very experienced stone conservation specialist.
Alongside his practical experience Jamie has broad technical and academic knowledge, having completed a BA in History, an MSc in Building Conservation and an NVQ Level 6 in Conservation Site Management. He has a solid understanding of conservation theory and practice and has demonstrable experience applying this to the delivery of complex projects.
Geoff has been working in the masonry conservation sector for over fifty years and has a wealth of experience and technical knowledge. He is called upon by architects and property owners for expert advice on complex masonry issues.
Geoff trained as a mason in the 1960s serving a seven year apprenticeship with H. A. Clegg & Sons of Chester before moving to London where he worked on buildings including Buckingham Palace and the Imperial War Museum. In 1979 he moved back to the North West and has worked on countless historic and listed buildings, leading teams of up to forty masons and training several apprentices along the way.
Geoff knows stonemasonry inside out and has been a leading light in conserving hundreds of our nation's most important buildings.
Lee joined the team in 2016, taking up the role of Heritage Consultant, having previously provided conservation expertise on a wide range of building conservation projects across the UK and Europe.
Having obtained his BArch from Glasgow School of Art and his MSt in Building History at Cambridge, Lee has developed his fervent passion for the historic built environment, and has gained a thorough understanding of how best to care for it from his many years working in the sector; from managing the conservation of the Sovereign’s Entrance Gates at the Palace of Westminster and The Temperate Glasshouse at Kew Gardens, to acting as a specialist consultant for The HMS Victory Trust.
He also provided his expertise as part of a European Commission FP7 research project, which aimed to develop innovative and environmental friendly materials to assist in the protection of immovable Cultural Heritage assets.
Stephen has been with Recclesia since 2011. Initially joining us as a specialist stained glass craftsman, he quickly became a key member of our team. In 2015 he was promoted to the position of Contracts Manager, focusing predominantly on the stained glass sector, carrying out many of our specialist surveys of historic stained glass, producing schedules of works and project cost estimates.
Stephen is qualified to NVQ Level 3 in glass processing, holds an IOSH NEBOSH qualification and has recently undertaken CPD training in surveying with RICS.
Paul has been working with stone for almost twenty years and is an experienced sawyer and mason, having worked with Recclesia since its inception.
In his role as Contracts Manager, Paul has managed a number of challenging conservation projects including those completed at the Clive Engine House, works to Castel Dinas Bran (a castle on top of a mountain), Rhuddlan Castle, and Wenlock Priory.
After serving an apprenticeship with Recclesia under the tutelage of his father Mike Batters, Matt has taken on the role of lead metalwork specialist. Matt also leads the stained glass installation team, overseeing the removal and installation of windows on all of our specialist glass conservation projects.
Jim is a skilled Heritage Joiner, and is experienced in the principles of timber conservation. He has completed numerous complex timber conservation projects for Recclesia.
Jim has also assisted with the installation of new joinery as part of reordering works to several listed Churches. He has a creative approach to conservation issues and an enviable ability to meld old and new work together.
Katherine has been providing stained glass expertise for Recclesia since completing her MA in Glass in 2004, and has continually developed her expert knowledge in the field.
As a conservator of glass, Katherine has been instrumental in the success of some very complex stained glass conservation projects and has worked miracles with seriously damaged historic glass thanks to her technical knowledge and her creative approach to advanced glass conservation work.
Katherine has recently completed the Chemistry for Conservators course run by IAP and regularly delivers specialist glass training courses in Liverpool.
Paul has 17 years of experience working in the heritage sector as a stonemason. In his role as Masonry Foreman with Recclesia, he has been responsible for overseeing and working on some of our most outstanding masonry conservation projects including several phases at Witley Court and Wenlock Priory for English Heritage.
Paul is very experienced in both stone conservation and the production of new architectural masonry and takes the lead in both aspects. He has a thorough understanding of stone conservation philosophy in theory and in practice and is adept at applying his knowledge to issues faced on site.
Elizabeth joined Recclesia in 2016 as a specialist stained glass artist and designer, with a background in architectural and stained glass painting and conservation.
Having obtained a first in Architectural Glass from Swansea and Glass Painting from The Glass Making School in the Czech Republic, she joined after a 40 week work placement awarded by The Worshipful Company of Glaziers And Painters of Glass. This gave her the opportunity to work at a number of prestigious glass studios with the UK and Germany, including Reyntiens Glass Studio, Canterbury Cathedral, and Salisbury Cathedral.