About Us

Anne Irving and John Patrick established Irving Patrick Consulting in 2020. Based in Lincoln, they work on a diverse portfolio of projects across the UK. Their clients include private owners of heritage, parish churches, local councils and national heritage organisations.

Karen Rossdale
East Keal PCC

"We were not short of ideas, commitment, or ambition, but were totally overawed by what was required to transform these ideas into a successful project proposal. From the moment that we spoke to John and Anne, we knew that we were working with a team who would confidently lead us through the process."

John Patrick

John Patrick

Finding his vocation in the Church of England before using his skills and experience as a heritage consultant, John’s ministry began in the Diocese of Chester in 1989 before serving in various Lincolnshire parishes. In 2012, John was appointed Subdean of Lincoln Cathedral. He was a long-standing member of Lincoln DAC and chair for five years. John has considerable experience in the care, preservation and maintenance of Listed Buildings, and making the best use of Church buildings. He is well versed in helping organisations to develop new audiences, and undertake community consultations.

Anne Irving

Anne Irving

Anne has a PhD in archaeology and is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. She has worked in the heritage sector for over fifteen years at North Lincolnshire Museum, Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire/Archaeological Project Services, and Lincoln Cathedral, initially as Grants and Donations Manager before becoming Programme Manager for the £16m ‘Connected’ project. Anne’s broad range of experience encompasses project management and development, business planning and fundraising.

Our Associates

We are delighted to work with:

Anna Cullum Associates

Anna helps museums, galleries, natural settings, and heritage sites to realise their vision for change, collaborating with clients in the UK and abroad.

Annabel Hunt

Experienced in securing grants for community and well-being projects, Belle works with IPC to deliver compelling cases for support and well-crafted funding applications.

Chris Hartley

Working for decades as a joiner, Chris is a skilled craftsman with an all-round knowledge of the building trade. He uses his years of practical site management to help IPC deliver capital projects.

Janet Spavold

Janet is a retired university lecturer and author, with an extensive knowledge of medieval and later history, industrial archaeology, and vernacular architecture. She supports IPC in their research and interpretation of heritage buildings.

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