Every one of our historic churches has a unique story to tell.

Whether you're looking to bring the curriculum alive or creatively inspire learners, our churches are free to enter and open to all.

St Nicholas makes a Christmas appearance!

Christmas is coming and so too is CCT’s latest learning resource for schools with St Nicholas as the theme of this teaching pack for Key Stages 1 & 2.

The patron saint of children, St Nicholas’ feast day is celebrated on 6th December, and in many parts of the world, he is seen as the traditional bringer of Christmas presents.

CCT cares for fifteen churches or chapels, dedicated to St Nicholas and each one makes an appearance in this new learning resource. The learning pack is a ‘Pick and Mix’, allowing teachers to choose content depending on the time available and the needs of their class. The pack includes activities, images and resources linked to the life and work of St Nicholas and associated seasonal traditions.

The new St Nicholas resource will be available from Wednesday 2nd December. To request the full resource pack as a file transfer email [email protected]   

Learning from historic churches

Churches are wonderful places to deliver many aspects of the curriculum and help learning to come alive in a practical and local context. They are great places to deliver art, (local) history, archaeology, science, maths, architecture and heritage conservation – to name a few! They also make great performance spaces.

Looking for a Helping Hand?

Our Heritage Learning Team can tailor bespoke activities to your needs and deliver them in your local historic church. We are also able to provide set activities in certain churches and at key times of the year. We have limited outreach availability, too! Get in touch to find out more.

Or a Helping Handbook?

We can also provide teachers with everything they need for self-led, informal visits. See our resources for more information. Please always contact us to book your church visit, so we can ensure the church is open and available.