A journey into eHeritage

Category Churches

St. John’s Leeds Then-and-Now

Before After

Duxford St. John’s Then-and-Now

Before After Image (r) Adrian Powter – @Badger_Beard on Twitter. See Adrian’s other photos of St. John’s Duxford here…

Henry Audley’s Monument at Berechurch, Essex

Henry Audley’s magnificent monument stands in St. Michael’s Church, Berechurch, a mile or two south of Colchester in Essex. “His date of death is not known but, as he is known to have been alive in 1664, this monument, erected… Continue Reading →

High Ambition and Low Elswick

St. Stephen’s tower, Low Elswick, is one of the most overlooked and rarely mentioned buildings in the CCT’s portfolio of historic churches, despite the local and international significance of those who built it. It remains a landmark for those travelling… Continue Reading →

A High-Tech Visitor Welcome

Early in 2018 I was presented with an operational problem. I had been asked to refresh the visitor notices at 107 historic sites in the ownership of The Churches Conservation Trust, no longer needed for services but historically significant and… Continue Reading →

Knowing the Numbers – Historic Church Visitor System

Management information was essential when embarking upon the project to develop Holy Trinity Goodramgate into a world-class visitor attraction which would become the Number 1 attraction in York on TripAdvisor within only a few years. Volunteers on daily visitor-welcome duty… Continue Reading →

Hoo St. Werburgh

The parish church dedicated to St. Werburgh has ancient origins. St. Werburgh is likely to have visited Hoo and it is she who founded a nunnery nearby. Werburgh was the daughter of King Wulfhere of Mercia and was born some… Continue Reading →

St. Mary’s Church Chickney Then and Now

St. Mary’s church, Chickney, Essex, was struck by lightning in 1902 and £329 was raised to be spent on repairs to the tower. Following a period of neglect, the church was restored, to be passed to The Churches Conservation trust… Continue Reading →

A Bible Stand Reunited

Early in 2014 my attention was drawn to the sale of an inscribed brass ‘memorial plaque’ being sold in Belfast on a well-known auction website. The first to bring this to my attention was a vicar in Northamptonshire, who’d spotted… Continue Reading →

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