Visit The Festival of Churches

What is the Festival of Churches?

Belmont Abbey Herefordshire

Two days in which to enjoy events and activities in the life of a church or chapel near you. What will you find when you enter the door?

  • Fascination, awe or a deep sense of peace?
  • Incredible stories of politics, intrigue and courage.
  • Objects, relics and curiosities that have been hidden away.
  • An open book to our heritage and history.
  • Family history, records and local memories.
  • The wonderful wildlife of the churchyard.
  • Dedicated and skilled people to help you unlock the story of their church and community.

Where will you find the Festival of Churches?

Set in the deeply rural counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. With breath-taking countryside, rolling hills, ancient woods, forests and water meadows from the Severn and Wye rivers are the prominent features of the landscape. Here you will find the Shropshire Hills AONB, Wye Valley AONB and Malvern Hills AONB. Linking Shropshire and Herefordshire is the Offa’s Dyke Footpath.
Bordering mid Wales these are counties of political, industrial and agricultural history and intrigue, dominated by the rich estates of power and profit. Some of the place names of our picturesque villages and hamlets are lost in the mist of time with churches and chapels that have dominated the landscape and life of our communities for more than a thousand years.

Do come and share in this unique and collaborative event. Celebrate the important role in the life and heart of our communities that these special places have.

Download The Festival Brochure (.pdf)