5 Nonconformist chapels of England

In England, the word Nonconformist can describe Protestants who do not conform to the doctrines or practices of the Church of England.Read more

Our most loved churches

There is plenty to see and much history to be discovered when visiting any of the 42,000 churches, chapels and meeting houses in the UK.Read more

Heritage at Risk at the Movies

Our Heritage at Risk programme protects and manages the historic environment, so the number of ‘at risk’ historic places and sites across England is reduced. Stephanie Dance-Groom, Historic England’s Local Engagement Adviser in the South East, takes us through some of her local Heritage at Risk sites that have featured on the silver screen in the past and need our help now.  Doctor Who is running again. It’s Tom Baker this time (the one with the preposterously long scarf and jelly beans). Surrounded byRead more

10 Great Places Where Beer Meets the Church

1. Christ Church, Southwark Beer and the church are not such strange bedfellows as you might think. Christ Church (1960, architect R. Paxton Watson) in Southwark houses a set of windows depicting local trades, including the hop industry. They were the work of Frederick Walter Cole (1908–98), then working for the church furnishers J. Wippell & Co of Exeter, and were installed for the opening of the church. The hop industry window features a small panel showing the brewing process,Read more