Category Archives: Trails

Spirit in Stone project launches six new churches heritage trails in the NE

Spirit in Stone was created by the Dioceses of Newcastle and Durham to celebrate and promote the heritage of 125 priceless local churches and Christian heritage sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, Tyneside and County Durham. This churches heritage and visitor development project is now nearing completion. As part of this, they have just launched (July 2015) six […]


Church Trails through Cumbria

The Diocese of Carlisle has produced a series of church trails covering the whole of Cumbria that are both cycle and car friendly.  Railways and Religion in the Western Dales Faith Trail visits dozen small, simple and serene chapels, churches and meeting houses in the western dales whose existence is linked to the history of the […]


Angels and Pinnacles – a celebration of Suffolk Churches

The Angels and Pinnacles project was created by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and celebrates Suffolk churches with trails, and information on the best churches to visit. There is also a specific section for kids which will help them to get more out of visiting churches.  


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 […]


Discover Sacred Lancaster

Discover Sacred Lancaster is a faith trail around 13 places of worship including Lancaster Cathedral and St John the Evangelist. Supported by NWRDA, Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board, and English Heritage, it was launched in June 2010. You can also see links to other churches and sacred sites on the Visit Lancashire website here http://www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/culture-arts-and-heritage/churches-and-sacred-sites […]


The Liverpool Walk of Faith

The Liverpool Walk of Faith  This self-guided trail takes visitors on a journey into the many religious communities and different sites of worship across Liverpool, including the Anglican Cathedral and the Catholic Cathedral.  


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 […]



Open Churches Network, Wrexham

The Open Churches Network was set up to ‘open the doors of the historic churches in and around Wrexham’. The project The Open Church Network comprises 16 churches situated in the Wrexham County Borough “Explore and experience a journey of discovery in history, architecture and faith invested in a remarkable group of open churches that have […]


Church of England and Sustrans team up for Towers and Spires cycling tours

The Church of England has teamed up with cycling charity Sustrans to produce a series of tours linking the country’s Cathedrals and historic church buildings by bike. The Towers and Spires series are been created to provide a new way to explore the country’s magnificent church buildings. The materials have been published by ChurchCare which supports those […]