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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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Restoration work to begin at St James the Less, Pimlico, London

The Friends of St James the Less has been established to help with the work of restoring G E Street’s magnificent church in Pimlico. Built in 1859-61 it is rich in polychrome brickwork inside and out and ironwork and has a painted nave ceiling by Clayton and Bell – all much in need of cleaning. Details are in the latest edition of Church Crawler (Autumn 2017; free to members) and further information can be found at .

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Peterhouse chapel, Cambridge

The chapel at Peterhouse, Cambridge was built and furnished by successive Masters of the college, Matthew Wren and John Cosin and was consecrated in 1633. Both were supporters of Archbishop William Laud and his Beauty of Holiness movement a...

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