In 1743 a new Archbishop of York, Thomas Herring, was appointed. Soon after taking up his post he wrote to all the clergy within the diocese, seeking information about the parishes they served.
The trustees of this trust are purely volunteers.
Many churches feel despondent about their ability to maintain the fabric of their church.
A shrine according to the dictionary is a “structure or place containing a revered or beautiful thing”, a place “of rich workmanship”, “that which encloses, enshrines or screens, or in which something dwells, “any holy place, especially one connected with pilgrimages”.