2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage – a pan-European initiative that aims to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space.
The slogan for the year is: Our heritage: where the past meets the future.
The UK is participating in the project and has its own dedicated website where special events and activities are listed on a calendar. Many ecclesiastical organisations are taking part, including the National Churches Trust, which has created a special blog post on its Explore Churches website to showcase churches and chapels with a European connection.
The blog features twelve places of worship, representing the original member states of the EU in 1993 and the members of the EEC, created 45 years ago. The article includes the Historic Chapels Trust’s wonderful German Lutheran Church in London.