Sacred Spaces and the Churches Conservation Trust

A special thank you goes out from us today to UK charity the Churches Conservation Trust, who gave us exclusive access to some of their beautiful, historic churches around the country, allowing us to play their organs and ring their bells as Sacred Spaces sound sources.

The charity restores and maintains more than 300 churches around England, often in stunning, remote locations – you can see some of the photographs we took while recording for Sacred Spaces below.

Here’s a playlist of some stunning recordings of church organs (including one once played by Edward Elgar!) and our first attempts at bell-ringing. Find out more about the CCT and their work here.

Sounds from English churches:


Photos from CCT churches

About Cities and Memory

Stuart Fowkes is the creator and curator of Cities and Memory, producing a large number of the source field recordings and reimagined 'memory' versions himself, as well as curating the project as a whole.