Stuart McLaren and James Wilding
Stuart McLaren – St Augustine, Norwich
Stuart has volunteers almost single-handedly at St Augustine’s for around 20 years and has a real in depth knowledge of the church and its history. Harnessing the power of social media, Stuart has created a Facebook page for the church with the aim of encouraging local residents to learn about their local historic church and, more importantly, get involved. In a bid to share information about the church more widely and reach new audiences, Stuart helped support the opening of St Augustine’s for Heritage Open Days last year, and even appeared on BBC Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest Show to talk about the church and its community both past and present.
James Wilding – Wiltshire Area Volunteer
James has produced three online audio guides for churches in Wiltshire (Alton Priors, Leigh Delamare and Old Dilton) making a free virtual tour of the building accessible to anyone. He has also set up several geocaches and Google Maps to signpost visitors to other nearby CCT Churches.