Helping schools discover historic Churches


By Tina Cockett, published 1st January 2002

Since 1969 the Churches Conservation Trust has been caring for churches no longer needed for regular worship. The 325 retired churches in its care contain over a thousand years of history, religion, art and architecture to be discovered, investigated and enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike. From Saxon simplicity to Victorian splendour, these churches offer a unique learning resource for schools to find out about local history and the individuals who peopled it. Unlike churches still in use, a substantial number of Trust churches remain as their congregations left them fifty, a hundred, or a hundred and fifty years ago. Without electric light or heating, these churches offer a very special experience of what it was like to worship there long ago. They provide access to real evidence of the past to investigate, record, analyse and interpret!

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