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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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Ecclesiological Society AGM & lecture

The Society’s AGM will be held on 12 April, after which retiring Chairman of Council, Trevor Cooper MBE, will give the Annual Lecture under the title, “The future of rural parish churches in England: should we be concerned?”, including his thoughts in response to the Taylor Review. See the Events page for details.

Gavin Stamp

Gavin Stamp, Vice-President of the Society, has died, aged 69. (Click photo for a short tribute.) The forthcoming edition of Ecclesiology Today will include a longer tribute, written by Ken Powell.

Featured church

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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