Welcome to the Churches Visitor & Tourism Association

The UK’s leading body for promoting best practice in welcoming visitors to places of worship.

Do you love visiting churches? Find out about open churches across the UK here:

Annual Conference & AGM

Friday & Saturday 13 – 14 October in York

Join us for our friendly, informative and fun annual conference.

For churches: meet other volunteers and clergy from churches open and wanting to open, share stories, get great ideas and learn from the experience of those working in church tourism across the UK

For professionals: meet others in the sector, inspire joint working or new projects and ideas

Find out more and book

Resources

There are many things, large and small; simple or more complicated, which churches can do to attract more visitors, to give them a warm welcome, an enjoyable experience and to encourage them to return.

All churches are unique, with different and distinctive features and settings. What is appropriate and realistic in one church may not be the case in another. However, there are a few simple steps which can be undertaken by every church.

Resources

Latest news

Discover the latest news, ideas and resources for opening your church for visitors, interpreting your heritage, getting funding or organising events.

CVTA’s June 2017 Newsletter

The latest CVTA NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2017 includes information on the CVTA 2017 annual symposium in York in October. There is also a reflection from our Chair, Canon John Brown and on the role played by local churches and mosques looking after the survivors of the Grenfell Tour disaster and the importance of places of […]

The British Pilgrimage Trust

The British Pilgrimage Trust is a Charitable Trust set up to restore the tradition of pilgrimage in Britain. It was formed in 2014 after witnessing the ever-increasing success of the Spanish Camino, and concluding that Britain is missing a trick by not providing pilgrims with access to a similar (or even better) experience. There was an […]

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