Welcome to the Churches Visitor & Tourism Association

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

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Our vision

Our work is all about developing the tourism potential and visitor experience of a unique part of our historical and contemporary sacred heritage, captured for the future, living in the present and distinctive to the location of every community across the land.

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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.

Church Heritage Interpretation: Info-Point

Adapting historic places of worship for complementary activities often involves tapping into the potential footfall and income from tourists and heritage visitors. For six years now Info-Point has been providing a modern way for church buildings to easily deliver information to visitors’ smartphones, at low cost and low risk. Smartphones can even be used as a way of […]

Report back from CVTA’s October 2018 Symposium held in Worcester

We are  very pleased to be able to make available summaries of the presentations given at the October 2018 CVTA  Symposium in Worcester. The theme was Partnering: we cannot do it all on our own. Who is the ‘it’ and what is the ‘all’ These are either summaries of the Presentations as provided by the presenters themselves or […]

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