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.

Please consider joining us:

CVTA 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.

Inspired Futures

Vacancies – Project Officer – Inspired North East

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Officer to join our Inspired North East team. Building on our unique heritage, our aim is to secure sustainable futures for our churches as living places of worship as well as providing local communities with buildings to be used and enjoyed and places to welcome visitors. […]

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Visiting a Heritage Open Day event is good for you

A survey from Heritage Open Days has revealed how the festival that helps connect communities and places also boosts personal wellbeing and local economies. Researchers talked to visitors who enjoyed free access to sites and happenings of historic or cultural interest across England during Heritage Open Days in September 2015. Of survey respondents, 85% said that visiting […]

Events

A visit to Liverpool

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When: Saturday 18th, June, 2016
Where: St Agnes & St Pancras Church, Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 3BA

Open Door Forum Yorkshire

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When: Wednesday 29th, June, 2016
Where: Saltaire United Reformed Church
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