Kneelers are becoming redundant
The practice of kneeling is in decline
Stackable plastic chairs are replacing pews. Kneelers are being removed. Over the next few decades, many kneelers will end in landfill. Help us save this valuable record of social history. Learn how you can help us create a kneeler archive.
Your all in one kneeler resource
This site has two purposes. It offers a simple DIY guide to designing and making your own kneelers.
It provides a library of thousands of kneeler images from England and Wales. We hope it inspires you to start your own project.
We have many ways for you to search
Click on Kneeler Gallery to search geographically. Click on a county, then on a parish.
Click on Kneeler Search to explore our thousands of images. Try Bible stories or tractors. Keep exploring.
With our easy to use guides
Designing kneelers that reflect your parish – local buildings, local wildlife, local people – is easy. Photocopiers and lightboxes make transferring pictures to canvas straightforward. The inventive will try out designs on graph paper. Cross stitch is simple. Canvas, wools and needles can be found from our Suppliers. And Arts for All give grants for community projects.