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Discover the wonder of the UK’s sacred heritage

Great days out

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English snowdrops

Head out on a crisp day to explore frosty landscapes and enjoy beautiful displays; lots of churchyards have swathes of snowdrops!

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Love churches

Spread the love and spoil your beloved. There are so many reasons to #lovechurches but what are yours?

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Pilgrims heartland

One journey links four nations, spans 400 years of history and connects millions of people.

Upcoming events

26 Feb

Bradford, Yorkshire

Encounters with Jesus

An exhibition for Lent, Easter and Pentecost by Ali Thistlethwaite

14 Mar

Bradford, Yorkshire

Singing Day with Prof. Paul Mealor

Bradford Cathedral Music Dept Celebrity Choral Day with Professor Paul Mealor, Professor of Composition at Aberdeen University.

22 Mar

Earls Court, Greater London

Louis Vierne Organ Symphony No 2

Our organist, Seb Gillot, plays the second of Louis Vierne's Organ Symphonies as part of St Cuthbert's celebration of the composer's 150th birth anniversary.

Inspire me

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Visitor guide

Art, architecture, walking, cream teas, sculpture, history, cycling, letterpress, labyrinths, stained glass, quiet space, stepping back in time, beer, embroidery and Doctor Who.

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Spotters guide

Discover some of the wonderful things to see both inside and outside churches, chapels and meeting houses and help you to understand them when you get out and explore for yourself.

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