The Church Monuments Society 

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! 

  • 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.
  • The opportunity to attend our biennial weekend symposia, annual study days at churches rich in monuments, coach excursions, ad-hoc lecture meetings and other events.

To find out more, visit our website or contact the Hon. Membership Secretary, Dr Clive Easter, 55 Bowden park Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, PL6 5NG.

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