Our most loved churches

Heritage Calling

There is plenty to see and much history to be discovered when visiting any of the 42,000 churches, chapels and meeting houses in the UK.

Together, they form an unparalleled network of public buildings which sustain local communities.

Keeping these tremendous assets looking beautiful and able to cope with the demands of the 21st century is a constant challenge and costly. The National Churches Trust is the UK’s church buildings support charity and provides support to Christian places of worship.

To mark their 60th anniversary, The National Churches Trust celebrated ‘The UK’s Favourite Churches’ and asked leading public figures to choose their most loved and interesting places of worship. Here The National Churches Trust shares the stories of four remarkable churches in England:

St Wilfrid’s Church, Leicestershire

Chosen by Michael Wood, Historian and Broadcaster

St Wilfrid, Kibworth St Wilfrid Church, Kibworth

The church is not especially memorable for its architecture, perhaps, but…

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Experience the wonders of Shakespeare’s England in 2018

Experience the wonders of Shakespeare’s England in 2018 with a host of exciting events and activities for all the family. See two new exhibitions at Compton Verney and six new summer productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, book into a new boutique hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, celebrate several anniversaries at key attractions and take part in a variety of festivals celebrating arts, literary, music, food, poetry, motoring and the river. 

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Rugby’s links to the Gunpowder Plot

Here’s a similar related post also from a few years ago on the same theme of the Gunpowder Plot, and more so its connection to my home of Rugby, in Warwickshire – more renowned as being the birthplace of rugby football.

Karl Quinney

The Warwickshire market town of Rugby may have been in the spotlight with the Rugby World Cup and from being the birthplace of the game lately.

But as today is the fifth of November – Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire night, did you know it enjoys more claim to fame with its fair share of links to the Gunpowder Plot.

See how and why from my post below

Rugby’s links to the Gunpowder Plot

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Do you know…the Gunpowder Plot rhyme in full?

It is that time of year again

Ahead of Sunday and Bonfire Night, a look back to one of my previous blog posts from 2013 on the Gunpowder Plot

Karl Quinney

Most of us know the rhyme associated with Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes, however do know it in full?

The legend of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 is recorded for all time by the following:

 Remember, remember the fifth of November
The gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.


Guy Fawkes, twas his intent
To blow up King and parliament.
Three score barrels were laid below
To prove old England’s overthrow.


The Gunpowder Plot conspirators The Gunpowder Plot conspirators

By God’s mercy he was catched
With a dark lantern and lighted match
Holler boys, holler boys, let the bells ring
Holler boys, holler boys, God save the King

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Relevance of Reach – What’s More Important?

An interesting article here on the Relevance of Reach

Content Works!

A question on a lot of people’s mind on social media is “how do I get 1000 fans on Facebook?” My opinion – likes don’t matter. And to be honest, I think unless you’re selling niche products Facebook isn’t your platform either.

Create engaging content and follow the right strategy, fans will grow. If you don’t focus on what people want, you’ll never reach your potential likers anyway.

When brands first cottoned on to the power of social media to market their products and services, they became obsessed with fans, followers, likes and retweets. Some businesses even hired agencies to buy in fans and followers in a bid to boost brand presence.

What good is having 1000 followers if it doesn’t translate to sales and a revenue boost?

For consumers to buy into a product or service they need to engage with it on an emotional level

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