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The Ecclesiological Society

For those who love churches


The Ecclesiological Society is a friendly and informal society for those who are interested in and enthusiastic about church history and church architecture.

Members’ interests cover all periods and places, from the earliest churches in Britain through to the most recent developments in ecclesiastical architecture, furnishings and liturgy.

The Society publishes a regular journal, Ecclesiology Today, annual conference proceedings and a magazine-style update, Church Crawler. There are also regular online newsletters and occasional publications, most recently Pews, Benches and Chairs: Church Seating in English Parish Churches from the Fourteenth Century to the Present. There are regular events and lectures.


Successor to the original Cambridge Camden Society, the Society was founded in 1879. At that time we were known as the St Paul’s Ecclesiological Society, because we originally met at St Paul’s Cathedral. In 1937 we shortened the name to The Ecclesiological Society.

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Anyone who loves churches can join the Society.

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The Society has a Council of up to 15 members and holds an annual AGM.

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