Category Archives: Education and schools

Hexham Abbey – the Big Story

If you are visiting the North East and want to see an exemplar of how to present your place of worship then do visit Hexham Abbey. Opened in the autumn of 2014,  it presents  1,300 years of its history as a priory and parish church using many different types of media aimed at all audiences. […]

Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum is one of the four main Methodist Heritage sites, and the only one to focus on the 19th century working class revival known as Primitive Methodism. Popularly called ‘the Ranters’, it empowered  men, women and children. Education was important, and through the chapels many became early leaders of the trade union […]

Operation Pugin

Operation Pugin is the name given to a series of educational creative workshops for schools, suitable for Key Stages Two and Three, and based on and around the work of Augustus Pugin. Operation Pugin was devised as part of a grant given to the Pugin Society by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2012 to celebrate […]

Engaging Places

Engaging Places is the leading guide to using buildings and places for learning and teaching. Hundreds of resources are hosted here including lesson plans, teaching resources about architecture and design, great places to visit or learn about, and details of other useful organisations and upcoming event.


RE:Online is a resource aimed at teachers and encourages them to use both local and national places of worship for out-of-classroom teaching in order to give pupils first hand experiences of religious buildings and the communities they serve.

The Saxon Sanctuary

The Saxon Sanctuary  at St Peter’s, Wootten Wawen offers a great day out for people of all ages telling the story of a community in the Forest of Arden. “St Peter’s Wootton Wawen is a one-stop encyclopaedia of English history – a fascinating place to visit for anyone of any age who wants to journey […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exploring Churches

A resource for teachers and parents and for churches welcoming schools visits produced by The Churches Conservation Trust and English Heritage.  It covers most aspects of the school curriculum with sections on Citizenship and other places of worship. It will help to make the most of a visit to a church and churchyard and is […]