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:

Annual Conference & AGM

Friday & Saturday 13 – 14 October in York

Join us for our friendly, informative and fun annual conference.


Full conference programme now available.

Find out more and book


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.


Latest news

Discover the latest news, ideas and resources for opening your church for visitors, interpreting your heritage, getting funding or organising events.

CVTA November 2017 e-newsletter

Read the CVTA NEWSLETTER – NOV. 2017 e-newsletter.

CVTA February 2018 e-newsletter

The CVTA NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2018 is out. Read the wonderful welcome poem seen by CVTA Trustees at their last meeting held at St Bartholomews’s Church, East Ham, London


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