Church Explorers is Back for Summer 2017
Over the past five years, the JORVIK group has supported church open days on a medieval theme through the Church Explorers programme. These events have seen hundreds of visitors accessing these wonderful buildings and hearing their stories for the first time. The project aims to make communities throughout Yorkshire more familiar with their built heritage and in particular with the wealth of historic religious buildings in the region.
This project gives churches another great excuse to throw open their doors and welcome in members of the public over the summer holidays. In recent years, churches have included artworks by local children, exhibitions, talks and guided walks, archery, wood carving, wool spinning, and medieval banquets.
In 2017 JORVIK, working with the Diocese of York, expanded the scope of the project to include post-medieval churches to create a map of Yorkshire’s historic Christian landscape, showcasing many of their historic treasures that are often hidden in plain sight!