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.

WestHill Endowments

Westhill will consider applications for grants requiring investment of between £1,000 and £20,000.  Larger sums for projects running over two years are also considered but we would advise that you seek match funding in such cases. Their primary focus is on providing financial investment and other resources to support formal and informal religious education projects […]

CVTA’s 2019 Annual Symposium on 19th October, Manchester: Open All Hours: for Whom? When? Why? Promoting the significance of church buildings for society in Britain today

The Churches Visitor and Tourism Association’s 2019 Annual Symposium and AGM is taking place on Saturday 19th October in Central Hall, Oldham Street,  Manchester  M1 1JQ. The theme is  Open All Hours: for Whom? When?  Why?  Promoting the significance of church buildings for society in Britain today  You can download the booking form here  CVTA SYMP BOOK. […]

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

The Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust Summer lecture , Saturday 20th July, 1pm – 3.45pm at St Michael and All Angels church, Thornhill WF12 0JZ. “Welcoming Visitors to our Churches: What works and what gets in the way?” Join The Ven. Dr Anne Dawtry, Archdeacon of Halifax and Chair of the Tourism Forum in the Diocese […]

ALVA Publishes 2018 Visitor Figures

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) [Alliance member] has just announced its members’ visitor figures, prior to English Tourism Week. Their findings show that there has overall been a UK-wide increase in visitor numbers, despite the 4% drop in the number of overseas visitors to the UK last year. Among the key findings: UK sites saw an overall […]

West Lindsey Churches Festival 2019: 11th-12th and 18th-19th May

Churches Sconeathon Celebrations set to Tempt the Tastebuds! One of the largest festivals of its kind in Europe, and now in its 23rd year, the West Lindsey Churches Festival will see 95 churches and chapels across this Lincolnshire district opening their doors on the weekends of May 11-12 and 18-19, welcoming over 9,000 visitors, with the […]

Church Heritage Interpretation: Info-Point

Adapting historic places of worship for complementary activities often involves tapping into the potential footfall and income from tourists and heritage visitors. For six years now Info-Point has been providing a modern way for church buildings to easily deliver information to visitors’ smartphones, at low cost and low risk. Smartphones can even be used as a way of […]

Report back from CVTA’s October 2018 Symposium held in Worcester

We are  very pleased to be able to make available summaries of the presentations given at the October 2018 CVTA  Symposium in Worcester. The theme was Partnering: we cannot do it all on our own. Who is the ‘it’ and what is the ‘all’ These are either summaries of the Presentations as provided by the presenters themselves or […]

CVTA Newsletter January 2019

The CVTA NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2019 provides a brief summary of the Presentations from the Symposium and AGM held in Worcester. These range from hearing about how Worcester Cathedral works in partnership with other churches and communities in the city of Worcester to how the Methodist Church is now looking strategically at how it uses its building […]