To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, ChurchCare – the Church of England’s online resource caring for its 16,000 church buildings - is collecting stories about the regal links between churches, cathedrals and the monarchy.
ChurchCare is looking for tales of visits, burials, baptisms, commemorations, weddings, funerals, battlefields, blessings and more. They are especially interested in accounts involving Queen Elizabeth II, but your stories can come from any period in history. Whatever your royal connection, ChurchCare wants to hear about it!
Anne Sloman, Chair of the Church Buildings Council, said: “These individual histories will be woven together to create a ‘Royal Trail’ around England’s churches and cathedrals, celebrating the unique links between churches and the Crown in a remarkable Jubilee year.”
The Royal Trail will be publicised and promoted via www.ChurchCare.co.uk.
Further information: Louis Henderson  7898 1326
Notes for editors
The Church of England's cathedrals and church buildings together form the nation's single largest 'estate' of built heritage. More than 75 per cent of C of E churches are listed at Grade II or above.
www.ChurchCare.co.uk is the Church of England’s online resource caring for its 16,000-plus churches and cathedrals, and is managed by the Cathedral and Church Buildings Division of The Archbishops' Council.
The 2012 Diamond Jubilee Weekend will be held from 2-5 June 2012. The ChurchCare Royal Trail will be launched online before this weekend.
For more information on other Church of England Diamond Jubilee Events, visit The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012 online.
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