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All Saints' and St Andrew's Church, Kingston reopens after repairs

First published on: 4th January 2024

Kingston Parochial Church Council held a celebration to mark the reopening of All Saints’ and St Andrew’s church, which has been closed for repairs since July 2023. Kingston’s parish church is a Grade I Listed Building, noted for its nationally important series of wall paintings, dating from the late C13 to the late C17.

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Church maintenance award finalist, St James' Church, Little Paxton

First published on: 21st November 2023

St James' Church, Little Paxton was listed as one of twelve finalists in the maintenance awards from the National Churches Trust.

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The Church Times Green Church Awards

First published on: 10th October 2023

The Church Times Green Church Awards have two objectives: to celebrate the remarkable efforts made in recent years by individuals and congregations to offset the damage being done to the earth, and to set good examples before others who might be inspired to follow suit.

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A Quick Guide to Looking after Church Buildings

First published on: 9th October 2023

Looking after church buildings is a team effort and often involves far more than people expect.

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Nominations open for the National Church Awards

First published on: 12th June 2023

Nominations have officially opened, with churches across the UK now able to enter for awards in architecture, volunteering, tourism and so much more.


Church Heritage Diocesan Newsletter - March 2023

First published on: 27th February 2023

We're delighted to release the latest Church Heritage Diocesan Newsletter.


Church Heritage Diocesan Newsletter - December 2022

First published on: 30th November 2022

We're delighted to release the latest Church Heritage Diocesan Newsletter.


Break-ins at churches

First published on: 22nd November 2022

Since 1 September there have been six reported break-ins at churches in the Diocese of Ely. This news item hopes to help you prepare and prevent the same happening to your church.


Church Heritage Diocesan Newsletter - September 2022

First published on: 1st September 2022

We're delighted to release the latest Church Heritage Diocesan Newsletter.


Theft From Places of Worship

First published on: 18th August 2022

During the summer months, theft from church roofs can often increase because with the lack of rain, damage can sometimes take longer to notice.


The Future of Heating in Historic Buildings

First published on: 18th August 2022

Organisations and individuals charged with managing historic buildings face a significant challenge. Find out more about the Future of Heating in Historic Buildings here.


How Village Churches Thrive - A Practical Guide

First published on: 18th August 2022

A new guide published by Church House seeks to “fly the flag for rural churches” and their central role in local communities.


The Church Buildings Team

First published on: 7th July 2022

Who to contact – an update


Building Volunteers

First published on: 3rd December 2021

During the summer of 2021, the Historic Church Buildings Support Officer for the Diocese of Ely conducted a survey of church building volunteers, here are the results.


Diocese of Ely Churchyards Training Day

First published on: 3rd December 2021

The day, held on 20th November 2021, brought together a wide range of expertise to help churches to understand the rules governing the management of churchyards, and also the increasingly important roles churchyards play in environmental sustainability.


CCT launches "Netflix for people who love churches"

First published on: 25th November 2021

The Churches Conservation Trust is launching CCTdigital.com, a new online streaming platform where people will be able to access films about church heritage, whilst helping to care for the nation's historic churches in the process.


National Lottery Grants for Heritage 2021-2022

First published on: 8th February 2021

Applications are now open for National Lottery Grants for Heritage from £3,000 to £5million.


'Heritage at Risk' Increase in Places of Worship

First published on: 26th October 2020

Historic England has published its Heritage at Risk Register 2020, which has seen a concerning increase in the number of places of worship added.


Saving St Andrews

First published on: 15th June 2020

Two Diocese of Ely churches have been removed from the Heritage at Risk Register


Historic Churches and Coronavirus

First published on: 7th April 2020

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