York Churches

Christianity and Culture is currently undertaking a project looking at how mobile phone apps can open up the life and history of our beautiful and fascinating churches.

Focusing on York city centre churches, the project aims to provide not only an interactive guide for those wishing to explore the city's wonderful historical gems, but also addresses the underlying principle of showing people the religious landscape of York. It is hoped this will encourage visitors to explore buildings they may not even know exist, yet which may be just yards away from the city's more popular attractions.

The project has been successful in forming a strong partnership of churches wishing to participate in the project. Partner churches have agreed to provide help and guidance to Christianity and Culture during the process of content-creation for that particular building. This includes providing access to church buildings for panoramic photography in addition to providing images, textual content and research materials to ensure the app accurately reflects the church's life history.