Wednesday, 11 June 2008

The Ecclesiological Society.

For anyone keen on old churches from an architectural viewpoint the following site might be of interest . It does approach things from an Anglican perspective generally but there are many interesting items. For anyone who spends lazy afternoons driving along back roads and narrow lanes, balancing an Ordinance Survey Map on one knee and the Pevsner guide on the other it is a bit of a treasure trove. The website is quite basic and clunky but there is a mass of fascinating detail.

The picture essay section is interesting, with sections on Mass Dials,The Easter Sepulcher, Post Reformation Communion Arrangements, etc.

Of particular interest is the section headed Organisations, which provides a good list of organisations concerned with churches as buildings and as part of history.

Oh and beware of the horrid pop-ups!

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