Trails of Discovery

A Trail is a question and answer sheet that encourages families to investigate the architecture, history and furnishings of historic buildings and churches in an interesting way, and to inspire them to visit and enjoy.


The Arts Society members voluntarily give their time to research and write the questions and corresponding answer sheets, in an accessible way.

You may be a member of a  Society, or be part of a congregation, or just be keen to develop a trail for a building which you enjoy. If so then contact your local Arts Society.

A big thanks to the National Church Trails team, who have completed 13 trails in churches London and are working on even more

The completed trails are in

--All Saints in Blackheath, London (SE3 0TY) which also involved teams from Blackheath and Greenwich Arts Societies

--St Paul, in Covent Garden WC2E 9ED

--St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square,  WC2N 4JJ

--St Mary Abbots, Kensington W8 4LA, supported by Kensington & Chelsea Arts Society

--St Margaret in Edgware, HA8 7JE completed by Regent's Park Arts Society

--St George in Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR

--St Mary & Holy Trinity in Bow E3 3AH

--St Peter in Hammersmith W6 9BE

--All Saints in Poplar E14 0EY

--St Michael in Highgate N6 6BJ

--St Mary, Barnes SW13 9HL, by South West London Arts Society

--St Margaret of Antioch, London SE13 5DL, by Greenwich and Blackheath Arts Societies

--St Nicholas, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5PA by North Kent Arts Societies

Make of note of these for the weekends or school holidays, a wonderful way to interest children in historic architecture and artefacts. Of course adults enjoy these as well!!

If you are interested in setting up a trail in a building you enjoy contact www.theartssociety.org