The perfect gift list for those who love churches

21 Dec 2019

Christmas is almost upon us and many of us will be frantically searching to find that perfect present for people. We've created this list which is full of potential gift ideas for someone who really loves churches. Of course, we'd suggest that you have a look at our gift shop for ideas first, our Gerrard Stamp watercolour prints make a beautiful lasting gift as does our Beautiful Churches by Matthew Byrne book. But for the adventuring church lover, we suggest getting a Champing gift voucher which will allow them to camp in style overnight in one of our selected churches. The sale of these help us to care for our 356 historic churches.

Another special gift to give is buying someone a Gift Membership to Churches Conservation Trust and allow your friend or family member to connect with like-minded people passionate about saving historic churches and be a part of saving and caring for historic churches.

But here is our list of possible gifts to buy someone who loves churches: 

Top Ten Books

  1. England's Thousand Best Churches by Simon Jenkins
  2. How To Read A Church: A Guide to Images, Symbols and Meanings in Churches and Cathedrals by Richard Taylor
  3. The Private Lives of the Saints: Power, Passion and Politics in Anglo-Saxon England by Janina Ramirez
  4. Church Poems by John Betjeman
  5. Never Knew That About England's Country Churches by Christopher Wynn
  6. Beautiful Churches by Matthew Byrne (All proceeds from this book goes to caring for CCT churches)
  7. Reformation : Europe's House Divided 1490-1700 by Diarmaid MacCulloch
  8. The Angel Roofs of East Anglia: Unseen Masterpieces of the Middle Ages by Michael Rimmer
  9. Parish Church Treasures by John Goodall
  10. Medieval Graffiti: The Lost Voices of England's Churches by Matthew Champion

Top Eight TV Series

  1. A History of Christianity BBC Series DVD
  2. Divine Designs Series DVD
  3. Churches: How to Read Them DVD
  4. Simon Schama: A History of Britain DVD
  5. The Vicar of Dibley DVD
  6. Gentleman Jack DVD
  7. Rev DVD
  8. P.D. James - Death in Holy Orders DVD

Top Seven Films

  1. Elizabeth DVD
  2. The Nuns Story DVD
  3. Becket DVD 
  4. Sister Act DVD 
  5. Mary Queen of Scots DVD
  6. Hunchback of Notre Dame DVD
  7. The Mission DVD