The Arts Society Church Trails are Question sheets aimed at 8 to 12 year olds,. The questions guide them round the church, asking them questions about things that interest children. They help young people explore the treasures found within our churches. With the help of a parent/teacher and the Answer Sheets, the meanings of inscriptions, stain glass windows, family or royal coats of arms, are explained. This always reveals the traces of past communities and people, which are often hidden from modern visitors. Church Trails help to bring the history of places of worship within the reach of young and old visitors alike.
Our volunteers can get involved with the research, write and design question and answer sheets, then work with local schools and pupils, to help unlock the secret language of religious buildings. For adults and children in the community, their natural curiosity and the desire to explore comes alive in spaces that were created to make a strong emotional impact.