Meet the Learning Team

Allow us to introduce you to our heritage learning team...

Our Learning Team

Our team of Heritage Learning Officers are here to enable children, young people, and families to enjoy, explore, and learn from our special heritage churches. They offer a rich variety of learning opportunities for schools and families throughout the year.

  • Marie Sellars

    Heritage Learning Officer, West

    Marie has worked for over ten years in learning at various museums, art galleries and centres.  Marie trained as a secondary teacher, but originally started her professional career as a sculptor and is passionate about getting all ages to love heritage in all its guises.  When not exploring ‘brown signs’ (in particular churches) and she can be found making things at the bottom of her garden.

    Together, Marie and Lorna cover Bristol and the counties of Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

  • Elizabeth Brenda Bell

    Heritage Learning Officer, North

    Elizabeth started out as an Early Years teacher, and has worked with groups from babies to adults, in schools and the heritage sector. In her spare time she is a living historian and loves to learn, she likes learning to be fun and hands-on. She has a passion for social history and what better place to find this than in the social hubs of millennia – churches!

    Elizabeth covers the counties of Northumberland, Cumbria, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, East Riding of Yorkshire, North, South and West Yorkshire, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Merseyside, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire.

  • Lorna Blythe

    Heritage Learning Officer, West

    Lorna has worked with children, young people and families for over 15 years, with Mencap, in schools and for learning in museums, galleries and churches. Lorna began as a portrait artist and has since completed an MA in Heritage Management. She enjoys combining the two with hands-on and creative approaches to learning about heritage. A big ‘church geek’ Lorna can often be found exploring new churches and other medieval places in her free time.

    Together with Marie Sellars, Lorna covers Bristol and the counties of Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

  • Chloë Meredith

    Project Manager, Learning & Participation

    Chloë manages a range of learning and participation projects and partnerships across CCT. She has worked in the voluntary sector for 20 years, often for cultural heritage charities both in the UK and abroad. In 2010 she completed her MA in Cultural Heritage. Chloë has a passion for widening participation in heritage, working with community groups to share the stories and spaces which celebrate diverse cultural expressions and which include all sections of society.  Chloë joined the Trust in 2015.

  • Caroline Wilkins

    Heritage Learning Officer, South East

    Caroline was a primary school teacher before focusing on learning in museums and heritage sites, where she has worked with all ages from pre-school through to adult learners. She has an MA in Classical Studies and a particular interest in Roman mosaics in Britain. She loves exploring churches and discovering their stories and is passionate about welcoming schools and families in a way that is exciting, informative and fun.

    Caroline covers the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, London, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent.