Category Archives: Lectures and talks about churches

CVTA’s 2019 Annual Symposium on 19th October, Manchester: Open All Hours: for Whom? When? Why? Promoting the significance of church buildings for society in Britain today

The Churches Visitor and Tourism Association’s 2019 Annual Symposium and AGM is taking place on Saturday 19th October in Central Hall, Oldham Street,  Manchester  M1 1JQ. The theme is  Open All Hours: for Whom? When?  Why?  Promoting the significance of church buildings for society in Britain today  You can download the booking form here  CVTA SYMP BOOK. […]


Report back from CVTA’s October 2018 Symposium held in Worcester

We are  very pleased to be able to make available summaries of the presentations given at the October 2018 CVTA  Symposium in Worcester. The theme was Partnering: we cannot do it all on our own. Who is the ‘it’ and what is the ‘all’ These are either summaries of the Presentations as provided by the presenters themselves or […]



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 […]


Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the death of Thomas Helwys

A special event is being held in March in Nottinghamshire to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the death of Thomas Helwys. Helwys was the founder of the Baptist denomination and has become known as a pioneer of religious liberty for all. The event is being organised by the Bassetlaw Christian Heritage Group and will be hosted […]


Sir Roy Strong’s Gresham College lecture 2007

A challenging message concerning the future of British parish churches was issued by Sir Roy Strong in the annual Gresham College Special Lecture at St Paul’s Cathedral on 30th May 2007. Entitled “The Beauty of Holiness and its Perils (or what is to happen to 10,000 parish churches?)”, the lecture charts the changing shape of […]