It’s that time of year again when we all start to think about holidays – and you don’t have to go far in the UK to visit some amazing places. Those of you who know me, will know that I don’t do ‘roughing it’ when I go on holiday, if I’m going away on holiday – I like the luxuries, the more the better!

Don’t get me wrong I love the great outdoors, but laying on the ground on a camping holiday is not my idea of fun, but I recently heard about the new craze of ‘Champing’, no not ‘Glamping’ (that’s soooooo last year!) Its indoor camping in a church – I was intrigued, champing seems like a good halfway house, obviously I love church buildings and being a fan of outdoor pursuits I think I could give it a go.

The Churches Conservation Trust say ‘find peace with a night by candlelight’ – I’m beginning to think it could be rather romantic, the quiet… candlelight… with my wife, but she on the other hand has a rather active imagination (she probably saw too many horror movies growing up?!) and she thinks she may hear noises that aren’t there… see shadows on the walls, oh and then she says there’s the possibility of spiders?

Maybe it’s not for us after all!

For those of you who are interested follow the link to the ‘The Churches Conservation Trust’ website.

Although it is always very sad when a church closes, we are always keen to see that a new sustainable use is found for the building, sometimes when all avenues have been explored, there is no other option than to evolve, embrace change and engage with the community. The Churches Conservation Trust are working to conserve the past and regenerate buildings for the future, their work ensures that historic English churches are kept safe for future generations to enjoy.

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