“The parish churches of England and Wales are our greatest architectural legacy. They are equivalent to the great cultural treasures of places such as Tuscany, Istanbul, Andalucía. Most of these buildings are beautiful and important in and of themselves. We do not need to justify their continued existence by turning them into a cafes or social security offices. We need to recognise what we have.”

In her first blog our new Director Rachel Morley explores how historic churches should be better valued for their longevity, centrality to place-making, craftsmanship and beauty in their own right.

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