During May 2020, the National Churches Trust is running an online campaign with the hashtag #FavouriteChurches and everyone who loves churches for whatever reason is being invited to take part in “Your Favourite Church” month and nominate their favourite church.
However to date no Somerset churches have been nominated. A spokesman for Somerset Day 365 said “We think this is a real travesty as our churches are amongst the finest in the UK and we need to ensure they are recognised and featured. Let’s not miss this opportunity for us all to celebrate Somerset !”
Someone's favourite church might be a photographers dream, evoke childhood memories, be a great place to stop on a walk, have incredible art or architecture, be part of family history, make great cakes or just be the place they go to take time out.
A special page has been set up on the Churches Trust website where they will feature all the churches submitted. They will add new churches each week, and each one submitted will be featured on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram channels. For more information go to www.explorechurches.org
At the end of May a separate Somerset churches page will be created, supported by Somerset Day 365.
Entries can be submitted, ideally with a photograph take by the person submitting the entry, on the website or can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Somerset Day 365 have launched a major new initiative to help people find independent local suppliers of all types of food, drink and produce and takeaways.
The new listing is featured with an interactive map on the Somerset Day website.
Denys Rayner, Chairman of Somerset Day CIC said “Many people have said how difficult it can be to find out where they can order, and in many cases get delivered, groceries. Knowing where you can buy good local produce has become even more important during the Covid-19 pandemic”.
Somerset Day Community Interest Company are encouraging consumers and businesses to recommend additional businesses they know of to add to the list and these can be sent to email@example.com.