It shows 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
Cadw - Churches in Wales
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
British History (VCH) for Herefordshire.
Explore Churches - National Churches Trust
Dove's Guide to church towers (bell ringing)
John Whitworth's Essex Churches
Suffolk Churches
Norfolk 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 and Welsh 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: The Keyholder app is free to download and provides a basic level of information. To fully unlock all of the features you will need to purchase a subscription. A subscription will allow you to access all churches across all of England and Wales (non-subscribers only see CCT/FoFC churches and churches located within a few miles of Northampton). You will also be able to receive content updates and make your own comments. Subscriptions are available via the app.

If you choose to upgrade to unlock all of the features by taking out a subscription - £0.79 / $1.49 (USD) a week, £1.99 / $2.99 (USD) a month, or £15.49 / $24.49 (USD) for a year (or local equivalent) - your payment can be taken immediately and processed by Apple.

Subscription are auto-renewable and payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. The account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. You may manage the subscription and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase.

Terms of use
All content in the Keyholder app is copyright C B Newham 2018. All rights reserved. Terms of use and privacy policy apply when accessing content via the Keyholder app.

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What’s New

Version 2.1

Bug fixes for subscriptions and UI hanging when updating.
Added a map filter for churches with photos.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

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Keyholder is a unique and hugely useful addition to the equipment necessary for an effective church crawl. Every CofE parish church is listed as are those in the care of the CCT. A great opportunity for the user to share their notes of visits and compare then to the experiences of others. In time this has the potential to become a ‘go to’ app for any serious admirer of churches. Well worth the investment.

App Privacy

The developer, C B Newham, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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