The Church Monuments Society (CMS) promotes the study, care, appreciation and conservation of church monuments through
a lively and varied programme of meetings, study visits and publications. Our members’ interests vary from simple cross
slabs to large and elaborate effigial monuments, both in the UK and abroad. The society offers a unique opportunity for people
to meet and exchange views on a subject which spans many disciplines including art history, genealogy, political and social
history, as well as costume, armour and heraldry. If you are interested in any or all of these aspects of our cultural heritage,
the Church Monuments Society is the society for you! Current membership
rates are £20 individual, £30 corporate and £15 student. By joining the CMS you will receive the following
- the journal Church Monuments. Published annually and richly
illustrated including in colour, this peer reviewed journal attracts articles from both professional scholars and informed
enthusiasts. It also has an extensive reviews section.
- CMS Newsletter.
This informal publication is produced twice a year and contains short articles on monuments, information about forthcoming
activities, wok in progress and lists of new publications on monuments and related topics.
To find out
more, visit our website www.churchmonumentssociety.org or contact the Hon. Membership Secretary, Dr Clive Easter, 55 Bowden park Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, PL6 5NG.
opportunity to attend our biennial weekend symposia, annual study days at churches rich in monuments, coach excursions, ad-hoc
lecture meetings and other events.