The Keyholder application displays information for tourists and other visitors to Church of England churches, allow users to make comments, and also add photographs both to Keyholder and to Twitter.
Its main aim is to show which churches are open to the public during the day and which ones are locked, have keyholders or are open at certain restricted times. In addition, the app allows you to add your own information and each church has a link to all the main information sites:
IoE - English Heritage's Images of England
CCT - The Churches Conservation Trust
FoFC - Friends of Friendless Churches
ACNY - A Church Near You
CVMA - Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi
CRSBI - Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland
Dove's Guide to church towers (bell ringing)
Google Street View
John Whitworth's Essex Churches
Nottinghamshire Church History (Diocese of Southwell & Nottinghamshire)
The app is synchronised with a central server allowing you to share information, photos, ratings and comments with others.
Keyholder is designed for those interested in heritage, art and architecture who like to visit English parish churches. It is not intended to provide information on service times or contact details for church officials (although this information may be added by users and is available on each entry via "A Church Near You").
Please Note: This is a subscription-based app. Without a subscription you will only be able to access churches within a few miles of Northampton, so as to get a feel for what the app provides, but you will not be able to receive any updates or make your own comments or add photos. Subscriptions are available via the app.