Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow us on LinkedIn

The Ecclesiological Society

For those who love churches

View all news

Gavin Stamp

We have learned with great sadness of the death of one of our Vice-Presidents, Professor Gavin Stamp. Writer, broadcaster, teacher, preservationist and glorious polemicist, it was entirely appropriate that one of his last contributions as Private Eye’s “Piloti” was an impassioned plea to protect London’s St Mary-le-Strand from proposals to remove its pews and install glass-fronted galleries as part of a plan to convert it into a museum. Whether it was twentieth century, Victorian, Georgian or earlier architecture, Gavin championed understanding of Britain’s architectural past, often with eloquent anger and always with an appreciation that every age is capable of producing buildings of quality. A valued friend of the Ecclesiological Society and advocate of the living role of historic churches today, we will miss him.

Older news

View older articles

Tell us your news

Have you got a story of general interest about churches?

Contact us

Sign up to our newsletter

Want to be the first to hear our news? Sign up below and we’ll notify you by email when we add a new article.