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What can churches tell us?

Peter Stanford charts the story of Christianity in Britain and Ireland through historic religious buildings

Published: November 24, 2021 at 12:55 pm
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Peter Stanford speaks to Emily Briffett about his new book, If These Stones Could Talk, which chronicles his journeys around Britain and Ireland’s churches, abbeys, chapels and cathedrals in a quest to understand how religion has defined our past and continues to shape our present.


Peter Stanford is the author of If These Stones Could Talk: The History of Christianity in Britain and Ireland through Twenty Buildings (Hodder & Stoughton, 2021)


Emily BriffettPodcast editorial assistant

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