Category Archives: Interpretation


St Dunstan’s Parish Church, Cranbrook, Kent

The Friends of St Dunstan’s Church is a group dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the parish church of Cranbrook, Kent. Known historically as the ‘Cathedral of the Weald’, the building dates back 500 years and has played a central role in the history of West Kent. The Friends of St Dunstan’s, Cranbrook have created a downloadable resource for schools […]


The English Parish Church – daily life & spirituality, art & architecture, literature & music

The English Parish Church – daily life & spirituality, art & architecture, literature & music A major new interactive DVD-ROM tracing the development of the country’s most iconic ecclesiastical buildings. Combines easily accessible introductions to the latest academic research with video, music, 3D models and images from national and international collections. Created by the Centre […]


Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project and Open Churches Project

The Church History Project was set up in 1998 in conjunction with the University of Nottingham to provide an accurate detailed historical and archaeological record for each church and church site within the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. This was undertaken using volunteer researchers managed by a professisonal team. The recent award of a Heritage Lottery […]


NADFAS Church Trail for children

A National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) Church Trail is a question sheet that guides children and accompanying adults round a church and encourages them to engage with the architecture, history and furnishings. NADFAS members voluntarily give their time to research and write the questions and corresponding answer sheets. The aim is […]


Writing or updating your church guidebook

The Church Guide website helps to link volunteer writers with churches as well as offering guidance on how to write or update your own guidebook.  It also covers writing material for children and creating a tour of your church.  


Building on History: researching your church’s history

 Building on History: The Church in London This project developed in partnership by the Diocese of Coventry’s Divine Inspiration project with the Open University, King’s College London and the Diocese of London provides guidance on how to research parish records, write your own church parish history and create your own guidebook. The aim of the […]