Cambridgeshire Important Websites
All Saints, Jesus Lane, Cambridge Temporary site
The Diocese of Ely
As Christians in the Church of England we are called to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ - living out God's love in today's world and serving the people of Cambridgeshire and North West Norfolk.
Ely's Advice on the Care of our Churches
This page of the Ely Diocese website has information on the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) and how to apply for a Faculty. It also has many other good links to help with church repairs.
Building Links with other Churches
The Ely Diocesan Ecumenical Officer is a member of the Board for Church in Society. The Diocescan Ecumenical Officer's task is to encourage and promote all aspects of Ecumenism.
A magnificent Norman Cathedral which attracts visitors from all over the world and has a lively programme of events.
This website is devoted to the Churches of Cambridgeshire. Here you can find Ben's notes and Mark's photographs of parish churches, starting with those that lie within the historic boundaries of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. This is an ongoing project, so please call back from time to time to see new churches added as we visit them - or revisit churches to take new photographs or revise our opinions.
Peterborough Area Churches
This website is devoted to the Churches of Cambridgeshire. Here you can find Robin's notes and photographs of parish churches, starting with those that lie within the Peterborough area. This is an ongoing project, so please call back from time to time to see new churches added as we visit them - or revisit churches to take new photographs or revise our opinions.
The Stained Glass Mueum at Ely Cathedral
The Stained Glass Museum offers a unique insight into the fascinating story of stained glass, an art-form that has been practised in Britain for at least thirteen hundred years. The Museum Trust was set up in the 1970s to rescue and preserve stained glass and now houses a national collection of British stained glass. An exhibition of the finest pieces gives visitors a chance to appreciate its beauty and history. The Museum is in the South Transept of Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, a small city fifteen miles north of Cambridge making it an ideal centre to visit
Cambridgeshire Association for Local History ("CALH")
CALH represents and promotes local history societies throughout the county as well as organising its own programme of lectures and tours
Bringing information, ideas, learning, imagination and reading to people and communities.
Cambridgeshire Community Network
The above to excellent sites Link to our many Communities and services. Cambridgeshire.net and Infocam bring together information on local services, clubs and societies and much,much more in Cambridgeshire.
Nationally Important Website's
National Churches Trust
On the 28th June 2007, the National Churches Trust was founded (it was formally known as the Historic Churches Preservation Trust).
There are some 18,000
Anglican parish churches alone in England and Wales, and very
many of other denominations. A lot of them are approaching 1,000
years old; some, even more. Generations of people have given their
time, money, skill and strength to constructing these buildings
and beautifying them, to the glory of God. Without proper care
they decay, and they often need expensive specialist conservation,
which dwindling congregations cannot afford.
County Historic Churches Trusts
This is a complete list
of the other Counties Trusts, regardless of whether or not they
already have a web site; when you get there click on the underscored
names to visit the web site where it exists.
Churches Conservation Trust
The Churches Conservation
Trust was set up to care for Church of England churches no longer
needed for parish use. All our churches are architecturally or
historically important with most Grade I or Grade II*.
Friends of Friendless Churches
Friends of Friendless Churches save
redundant churches and chapels from demolition, decay and unsympathetic
conversion. They now own 38 such buildings, half in England, half
in Wales (where our work is funded by Cadw
and the Church
in Wales). In England
however our work is not automatically grant aided and we rely
extensively on the generosity of donors and members.
The Pevsner Architectural
Guides, were begun in 1951 by the architectural historian Sir
Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-83) with the aim of providing
an up-to-date portable guide to the most significant buildings
in every part of the country, suitable for both general reader
Open Days celebrates England's fantastic architecture and culture
by offering free access to properties that are usually closed
to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year on
four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function
throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town
halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. It
is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures
and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring
to life local history and culture.
The Images of England website, is funded
by English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund, is a groundbreaking
initiative which aims to create a 'point in time' photographic
record of England's listed buildings. There
are many images of Cambridgeshire Churches. It is a snapshot
of the buildings listed at the turn of the millennium; it is not
an up-to-date record of all currently listed buildings. For information
on the current listed status of individual buildings please contact
Enquiry & Research Services.
The Ecclesiological Society
The original Cambridge Camden Society was founded in 1839 at Cambridge. In 1845 it moved to London, and changed its name to the Ecclesiological Society. The Society had a major influence on the development of church architecture during the mid-nineteenth century, under the influence of its founders Benjamin Webb, John Mason Neale, and Alexander Beresford-Hope. Its famous Journal, The Ecclesiologist, was published between 1841 and 1868, and combined scholarly articles with trenchant criticism.
In 1879 the Society was re-founded by Beresford-Hope. It was known then as the St Paul's Ecclesiological Society, because it originally met at St Paul's Cathedral, London. For more than fifty years it published scholarly transactions under that name.For a brief overview of the history of the Society since 1879, click here.
Redundant Churches & Chapels
The Churches Conservation Trust
The Trust cares for Church of England churches no longer needed for parish use.
The Historic Chapels Trust
Established to take into ownership and preserve non-anglican places of worship of outstanding architectural and historic interest.
The Chapels Society
The Chapels Society seeks to promote the survival, public interest and knowledge of the architectural and historical importance of "all places of worship and their related structures in the United Kingdom, loosely described as Nonconformist" including some non-Christian ones.
Friends of Friendless Churches
The Friends own 34 churches and chapels, half in England, half in Wales, which they have saved from demolition, decay and unsympathetic conversion. The Friends are an almost wholly voluntary body, operating a joint membership scheme with the Ancient Monuments Society. We welcome new members to support our work.
Capel - The Chapels Heritage Society
Supports the preservation of nonconformist chapels and former chapel buildings in Wales.
Scottish Redundant Churches Trust
The SRCT is a charitable trust that exists to identify and to take into care architecturally or historically significant places of worship, of all faiths and denominations, in order to safeguard them for the benefit of their communities and the nation.