Building awareness

As the only European Network for Historic Places of Worship, FRH is a leading voice for the active and engaged cultural life of all Europeans. The Network provides support, tools and resources to a wide variety of cultural and heritage organisations.

Religious heritage represents, and by far, the biggest single portfolio of Europe’s cultural patrimony. Places of worship are important.

A recent poll commissioned by FRH show that an overwhelming majority of Europeans think that churches and religious buildings are part of their cultural heritage, that preserving them is crucial for their community’s life and that they should be open to tourism when they contain architectural or artistic treasures.