Tweet Efforts of the whole of society are needed to preserve village churches in Europe! Impressions of the second international conference on the preservation of the rural religious heritage in Europe in the church of St. Moritz and the Francke … Continue reading
Tweet Naftali Bendavid of the Wall Street Journal has devoted a long article about the plight of religious heritage buildings in Europe. He has spoken to FRH council member Lilian Grootswagers as part of his research. Headlined “Hundreds of Churches … Continue reading
TweetAn article by Celestine Bohlen, June 2, 2014, appeared on the New York Times website and in the International edition of June 3rd. BRUSSELS — When a church closes its doors, it is a sad day for its parishioners. When … Continue reading
TweetEnglish - Français - Deutsch - Svenska - Nederlands 4 out of 5 Europeans think that religious buildings are essential for community life, and want them used more widely. A poll run in April 2014 by the network Future for Religious Heritage (FRH), conducted by Sociovision and … Continue reading
The British love their churches, according to the results of a poll for the National Churches Trust by ComRes.
Key findings show that:
· Four in five (79%) British people think that churches and chapels are an important part of the UK’s heritage and history.
· Three quarters of British people (74%) say that church buildings play an important role for society.
Three quarters of British people (74%) say that church buildings play an important role for society by providing a space for community activities, such as playgroups, cultural and social events and meetings. This view is held among British adults of all religions and none with more than three in five British adults of non-Christian religions (67%) and of no religion (64%) agreeing that church buildings play an important role for society by providing a space for community activities.
· Keeping churches in good repair benefits society
· Churches and chapels should have modern facilities
Read the full report on these Poll results here.
- RUSSIA – Tatarstan rebrand focuses on diverse religious heritage
- FRANCE – Movable religious heritage: an expanding clandestine market
- CONFERENCE – FRH contributing to “Heritage Counts”, Feb 3-6, Leuven
- UK – Lottery money will help North East historic churches take on new roles
- UKRAINE / SLOVENIA – New books on Jewish heritage
- QUEBEC – Hundred municipalities buy church buildings to prevent demolition
- GERMANY – Can listing a building stand in the way of its conservation?
- FRANCE – Petition to save Chapelle Sainte-Therese from demolition
- UK – Installing Wi-Fi to make churches the center of communities?