What is this place we call England? What does it mean to be English? What, indeed, does it mean to be the Church of England? Developing the work advanced in his critically acclaimed previous book, Parish: an Anglican Theology of Place, and drawing deeply on his experience of the Wiltshire landscape, English Grounds presents a series of personal essays that explore deep questions around church, place, nature, heritage and Englishness. Written in vividly evocative and lyrical style, these essays by Andrew Rumsey challenge us to think more deeply about the place of the Church in the consciousness of the English, and the place of England in the consciousness of the Church.