Laurence Sterne Trust

Writing the Future


Historian Phil Thomas visited Coxwold and told us all about the stories you can find in and around St Michael’s Church in the village of Coxwold.

Phil Thomas has been a composer, performer, lecturer and music educationalist and has worked for many theatre and opera companies, orchestras and venues. He has written and lectured widely on architecture and design subjects (especially of the 19th and 20th centuries), served on numerous conservation committees and building preservation trusts, is a Liveryman of the Glaziers’ Company, an Honorary Life Member of the RSAW and a trustee of the Ancient Monuments Society.

Since 2001 he has been Church Buildings Officer and DAC Secretary for the Diocese of York, helping with conservation and development of over 600 important churches and their contents.