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.

Invitation to tender: Herefordshire and Shropshire Churches Tourism Group – Tourism Capacity Building Project

Herefordshire  and Shropshire Churches Tourism Group – Tourism Capacity Building Project Herefordshire Churches Tourism Group (HCTG) is an independent and constituted, ecumenical voluntary group consisting of 101 members, formed in 2005).  The main aim of the group is to promote church tourism, using a network of some of the best faith buildings in the county […]

Children’s book on Pugin

    A very well worth place to visit is the St Augustine’s & Pugin: Shrine & Visitor Centre celebrating the place where St Augustine landed in 597AD to bring the Gospel to England and where the great Victorian architect, Augustus Pugin, lived, worked and built his personal church. A new small book for children called Mr […]

Events

Announcing our 2018 Annual Symposium and AGM in Worcester


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