Church Monuments Society

The Church Monuments Society

What is the Church Monuments Society?

The Church Monuments Society is for everyone who is fascinated by tomb carvings, from medieval effigies to modern gravestones. We organise excursions and study days, publish a journal and a newsletter, and advise on conservation and interpretation of monuments.

Essay competition

2020 Competition

Our current competition is for an essay on an aspect of church monuments of any period in Britain or abroad. The aim of the competition is to inspire new authors for the CMS journal. Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not already published an article in Church Monuments. The prize is £500 plus publication in our internationally-recognised journal.

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Excursion to Derbyshire

Chesterfield and Derbyshire

A tour of Chesterfield, Edensor, Bakewell, Youlgreave and Wingerworth, with rich collections of monuments from a range of periods.