Durham Cathedral wins Innovation Award for LEGO model

Durham Cathedral has won the Hudson’s Heritage Award 2017 for Best Innovation for its clever and highly successful fundraising project where visitors were encouraged to buy a LEGO brick which was then added to a detailed model of the cathedral. In November last year it also won Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign at the Institute of […]

Public back Government financial support for church buildings, new opinion poll shows

57% of British adults agree that the Government should provide financial support to churches in order to protect their heritage and history for future generations, according to a new ComRes opinion poll commissioned by the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church buildings support charity. This is now an annual survey undertaken by the NCT to […]

CVTA Newsletter November 2016

The cvta-newsletter-november-2016 is now available. It includes a report back from an inspirational CVTA symposium held at St Albans Cathedral in October 2016. There is a summary of the talk given on the results of a st-albans-shrine-survey-presentation-22-october-2016 of those who came to the Cathedral and either intentionally or in the process of visiting lit a candle […]

Christmas Carols at the national Shrine of Saint Jude

There is an open invitation to join the Carmelite Friars for Christmas carols at the Shrine of Saint Jude on Saturday 3rd December 2016 in Faversham, Kent. Singing starts at 2.30pm, but there will be plenty of activities before and after. Everyone who attends will need to get their voices ready for a good and celebratory singalong! […]

Murder, Sex and Mayhem in the English Church

On Tuesday 29th November 2016, John E. Vigar will be visiting the Discovery Centre in Basingstoke to deliver a presentation on ‘Murder, Sex and Mayhem in the English Church.’ John Vigar will share the stories behind the medieval murals, misericords and memorials which depict murders, stabbings, wife beating, brawls… a quiet stroll around the local […]

Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals Past and Present

The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture (CSCC) has recently completed a 3 year interdisciplinary research project into pilgrimage past and present, which has produced new and exciting information about why and (more importantly) how people are engaging with sacred places. The results from the four case study cathedrals have significant implications for […]