Member Exclusive Lectures

Our Members can enjoy exclusive Lectures from leading experts on a wide range of topics connected with churches and heritage.

These lectures take place on the second Monday of the month and begin at 6pm in the evening. 

If you are a member, then keep an eye out for the members' e-newsletters every month for details of upcoming lectures and information on how to join these exclusive lectures. You can also contact the Membership team at [email protected] or by calling 0800 206 1463.

These lectures are only accessible to Members of the Churches Conservation Trust and run in addition to our monthly "An Evening with CCT" Lectures that remain 100% free of charge and are accessible to all.

If you wish to become a Member to access these lectures, you can do so from as little as £3.50 a month. More information about our membership offer, and the many benefits, can be found here.

Upcoming Members' Exclusive Lectures

All of our Member's Exclusive Lectures are available to watch on by logging in with your membership details.  Please email the Membership team at [email protected] if you encounter any technical difficulties with accessing these lectures.

We look forward to welcoming our CCT Members live from 5:50pm to hear about these fascinating topics. Instructions on how to join us will be sent in the Members' E-newsletter.

On Monday, 10 June at 17:50, we will welcome Canon Janet Gough OBE to talk about, Cathedral Treasures of England and Wales.

Canon Janet Gough OBE discusses her beautifully illustrated new book - recently nominated for a 2024 architectural book award - presenting and telling the stories of the fascinating treasures selected by the Deans and on display from each of the 50 Cathedrals across the Church of England and Church in Wales. 

The treasures include:

·         from Canterbury an Anglo-Saxon portable sundial

·         the exquisitely and naturalistically carved 1290s Leaves of Southwell decorating the cathedral chapter house

·         a pair of 15th century leather pilgrim boots

·         Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s brilliant Seed of David triptych in Llandaff Cathedral

·         Sir Edward Burne-Jones newly conserved stained-glass windows for Birmingham cathedral and

·         the Richard II redemption windows at Leicester Cathedral 2016.

These fascinating objects span over 1,400 year and many media. Indeed, as Simon Heffer observed reviewing the book in the Telegraph, ‘Cathedrals aren’t just buildings - they are treasure houses. So why are they overlooked as museums?’

Janet Gough works on strategic projects to conserve and develop historic church buildings for wider enjoyment and writes and lectures regularly on ecclesiastical subjects. Formerly Director of Cathedrals and Church Buildings for the Church of England, Janet was awarded an OBE in 2017 for services to heritage, and in 2021 became one of the first lay canons of Bangor Cathedral and has written three books.

Keep an eye on this page for further updates about upcoming lectures. Our programme for the coming months will soon be announced.