ExploreChurches is a new website which aims to make it easy for people to discover and visit the UK’s most interesting and historic churches, chapels and meeting houses, launched this week by the National Churches Trust.
The website brings churches to life by using high quality images and providing information about the history and architecture of individual buildings. It’s then easy to plan a visit to a church as ExploreChurches also provides practical information including opening hours, directions and access details.
Starting with an initial selection of 1,200 churches, users of the ExploreChurches website can search for churches based on location or by particular feature such as stained glass or monuments.
An innovative feature of the website is a selection of ‘themed lists’, which help visitors to find churches that fit with their existing passions and interests. These include: Capability Brown, Battlefield Crosses and Churches in Film and Television. Each list includes ten to fifteen churches and chapels around the UK which link to the particular theme.
Visitors can share their favourite churches on the ExploreChurches website via social media and also comment on what they loved most about churches they have been to.
Author: National Churches Trust.