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: Churches Development Officer for the Virtuous Circles 2 Project

This is a new post – self-employed and part time – and a chance to work on an exciting new initiative. The client is Herefordshire Churches Tourism Group (HCTG); the post will be home based, preferably in a short travel time of the project area. Start Date:   Monday 4th November 2019 Funded through the National […]

CVTA June 2019 Newsletter

Thoughts on why church buildings are still so important just because they are there! And a introduction to what the themes will be at the 2019 CVTA Symposium. Read the CVTA NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2019.

Events

Welcoming visitors to our churches: what works and what gets in the way?


When: Saturday 20th, July, 2019
Where: St Michael and All Angels church, Thornhill WF12 0JZ.
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