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:

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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Membership

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.

CTVA Newsletter November 2018

Read the Chairman’s report on what CVTA has been upto over the last year. CVTA NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2018 (1)

Explore Churches’ new website goes live

The new website has several new and exciting features. You can keep up with the new churches, themed lists, trails and events by signing up for a monthly five minute update. You’ll get great ideas and inspiration for where to visit next. And there is an open invitation to add your church to this inspiring […]

Events

Announcing our 2018 Annual Symposium and AGM in Worcester


When: Saturday 13th, October, 2018
Where: The Old Palace, Worcester
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