• Keep an eye on the ExploreChurches website

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    7th February 2017

    New churches are being added all the time and the photos are glorious.

  • Faith Groups and the Planning System

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    26th January 2017

    An interesting blog piece on the Scottish Royal Town Planning Institute website on how faith groups can play an active role in place making.

  • Festivals Churches – a gateway concept to the future

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    28th November 2016

    Last week, I went to the first conference of the Association of Festival Churches. It was heartening to hear about the work that is going into developing models of how church communities can share looking after their buildings with their communities.

  • Why do people light candles when they visit a church or cathedral?

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    31st October 2016

    St Alban's Cathedral undertook a survey in 2014 to gain some understanding of the inspiration that shrines provide and specifically why people chose to light candles. The findings are fascinating.

  • Simon Jenkins writes…….

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    17th October 2016

    Just published is Simon Jenkins’ new book England’s Cathedrals. In advance of publication, he has written two articles praising the work of cathedrals while describing his despair at what is happening to our parish churches.