Church Archaeology

About the journal

The society's journal is edited by Ruth Nugent, with assistance from Emma Wells. It aims to reflect the scope of current ecclesiastical archaeology in all time periods, both within the UK and abroad. Church Archaeology is a peer-reviewed publication, and each article is anonymously reviewed by experts knowledgeable in the appropriate subject. We encourage submissions from any interested party, both academic and amateur, for either longer articles or shorter news pieces. 

Journal news

Ruth Nugent has recently taken over as Editor of the journal from our previous editor Martin Huggon. The Society is currently seeking to appoint two Editorial Assistants to aid with the journal and book reviews. We are also launching a Call for Papers for new contributions to the journal. See here for details.

How to contribute

Contributions about all types of places of worship and their burial grounds are very welcome, both in the form of long articles and shorter illustrated news items and reports. Alongside our major scholarly articles, we particularly encourage the submission of short news articles from across the whole of the British Isles and further afield, as these reports are the best way to keep up to date with the current direction of church archaeology.

Potential contributors should contact the Editorial team at in order to discuss details. Notes for contributors are available here.

The journal also includes an extensive book reviews section. If you have any suggestions for book reviews, or would like to be on the list of reviewers, please contact the book reviews editor at

Past Issues

We are pleased to announce that the full text of all issues of Church Archaeology up to Volume 19 are now available fully open access from the Archaeology Data Service library, through a generous grant from the Marc Fitch Fund

Be aware that some images that we do not have rights to publish online will not appear in the digital versions of articles. 

Hard copies of back issues of Church Archaeology can be purchased by contacting the Membership Secretary at


Volumes 1 - 18

  • Members: £5 each

  • Non-members: £15 each

  • Institutions: £20 each

Volume 19

  • Members: £15

  • Non-members: £20

  • Institutions: £25