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.


2019 Study Day and AGM

St Alban’s Centre, Holborn

To celebrate the 40th birthday of the Church Monuments society, we are planning a day of free lectures at the St Alban’s Centre, Holborn, on 21 September. Our 2019 AGM will also be part of the day. Lunch is free but YOU HAVE TO BOOK!