Recclesia works with conservation architects and organisations, church councils, local authorities and owners of historically significant buildings. We have worked for clients including English Heritage, Cadw, the National Trust, and a number of smaller conservation organisations and trusts. The stained glass studio works for clients across the UK and internationally.
If you haven't already experienced our high standards, dedication to our craft and enthusiasm about our projects, we would be very pleased to hear from you. We welcome all enquiries.
Founder and Managing Director
BA (Hons) MSc Building Conservation
Jamie has worked in the conservation sector since 1998 and grew up immersed in the field of stonemasonry thanks to his father Geoff Moore, who is a very experienced conservation specialist. Through his technical and academic knowledge, having completed a BA in History, an MSc in Building Conservation and subsequently his NVQ Level 6 in Conservation Management, he has developed a high level of experience within the building conservation sector. He has provided assistance on a vast range of projects for conservation architects, engineers, local authorities, major contractors and other conservation contractors. But the repair of historic church buildings, and ancient monuments, which rely upon Recclesia’s core in-house skillset, remains at the heart of Jamie’s work.
Geoff has been working in the masonry conservation sector for 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.
Stephen has been with Recclesia since 2011, initially joining 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.
BArch MSt Building History (Cantab) FRSA
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.
Contracts Manager & Senior Mason
NVQ Level 3 - Stonemasonry
Paul has been working with stone for fifteen years and is an experienced sawyer and mason. 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.
Senior Foreman & Metalwork Conservator
Michael has been working with metal for over thirty years and is one of the most creative members of the Recclesia team. Following a career in specialist fabrication work, he moved into the conservation of architectural metalwork seventeen years ago and has been with Recclesia since its inception. In his role as Senior Foreman, Michael takes a lead on many of the company's more complicated special projects, as well as overseeing the removal and reinstatement of all major stained glass conservation projects.
Foreman & Heritage Joiner
NVQ Level 3 - Heritage Joinery
Jamie is a highly skilled and experienced Heritage Joiner, and is very experienced in the principles of general building conservation. He has assisted our management team in running numerous complex joinery conservation projects, including structural joinery replacement and timber frame repair work. He has also worked on, and overseen, the installation of new joinery as part of extensive reordering works to several listed Churches. As one of our very experienced foremen, he works closely with our management team to assist with managing our teams on sites all over the UK, and his dynamic approach and excellent work ethic means any client is delighted to have him onsite as one of our site based contacts.
Senior Stained Glass Conservator
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 complicated conservation work. Katherine has recently completed the Chemistry for Conservators course run by IAP and regularly gives specialist glass training courses in Liverpool.
Foreman & Mason
NVQ Level 3 - Stonemasonry
Paul has nearly 15 years of experience working in the heritage sector as a mason, as such he has excellent knowledge and experience of the principles of masonry conservation. As one of our foremen, he assists our management team and senior foreman with managing our teams on sites all over the UK.
Stained Glass Artist & Designer
BA (Hons) Architectural Glass
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.
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