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The Ecclesiological Society

For those who love churches

For those who love churches

Welcome to the Ecclesiological Society website! Whether you are an expert on church history and church architecture, or merely curious our Society provides lots of information, publications, images, news & events. You might want to sign up to our free e-newsletter, or think about becoming a member of the Society and join in its events and receive its publications.

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Members’ Survey 2019

The Ecclesiological Society is currently conducting a survey of its members. We have carried out surveys periodically in the past, and they are a valuable way of helping your Council to better understand your interests and your expectations of the Society, so that we can develop the Society in an informed way. If you have already provided your email address to us, you will already have received a link to the survey in your email inbox, and you can then complete the survey online. However, if we do not have your email address you can access the same survey by clicking on this link. Additionally, we will send a paper version of the survey to a randomly selected sample of members whose email addresses we do not have. The survey will close on Wednesday 8 May.

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Annual Conference: Chancel screens since the Reformation

The Society’s 2019 Annual Conference will address the fascinating topic of chancel screens after the Reformation. Details of the programme, speakers and how to book a place at the conference will be announced in due course.

Featured church

St Mary, Abbotsbury, Newton Abbot, Devon

In July 1903 the first public announcement appeared that a new church was being contemplated to replace the small and ancient St Mary’s in the parish of Highweek, Newton Abbot, Devon. It was a popular decision and donations poured in, with...

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