Talk on history and heritage of Catholic churches coming to Droitwich - The Droitwich Standard

Talk on history and heritage of Catholic churches coming to Droitwich

Droitwich Editorial 17th May, 2024   0

THE BEST-SELLING author of two specialist books exploring the rich history and architectural heritage of 100 Catholic Churches is set to be the guest speaker at an upcoming event hosted by the Droitwich and District Catenians next month.

Elena Curti’s books, Fifty Catholic Churches to See Before You Die, and the sequel Another Fifty Churches, explore the masterpieces and hidden gems among the Catholic churches of England and Wales.

With beautiful illustrations, the books shed light on the architectural brilliance of many of the buildings, alongside historical context, championing the visionary priests, benefactors and impoverished Catholics who raised these extraordinary places of worship.

The event, titled ‘100 Catholic Churches to See Before You Die!’ will take attendees on a 50-minute virtual tour of some of the churches featured in Elena’s books, including The Sacred Heart and

St Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church in Droitwich, where the event takes place.

Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session, and discounted copies of the books will be on sale, with the author available for signings.

Elena said: “Each church has a unique story to tell, and I hope this virtual tour will inspire people to appreciate the profound cultural heritage preserved within these sacred spaces.”

Born in Italy and educated in England, Elena has been a newspaper and radio reporter and a television producer.

In 2000, she joined the international Catholic weekly, The Tablet, serving as deputy editor from 2004 to 2016.

She is now a freelance journalist and author, based in London.

‘100 Catholic Churches to See Before You Die!’ takes place from 3pm on June 15.

Tickets cost £10 and are available to buy via or call Charles Huthwaiteon 07779 702277.

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