‘Why we…?’ Six leaflets that explain the different elements of Anglican worship

These leaflets were written* to explain to visitors (and regulars) what is going on in worship and why people do certain things like cross themselves and genuflect. Within the Anglican church there are many different traditions which can lead to misunderstandings. They cover six topics: Making the sign of the cross sign of the cross Genuflecting and […]

CVTA September 2019 Newsletter

Read the new CVTA NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2019 . Find out more about the forthcoming CVTA Conference in Manchester and read about Shropshire’s Mayflower Children and the fascinating story, visitors to the parish church of St James, Shipton, near Much Wenlock, in deepest rural Shropshire  will discover. A plaque tells of the four young children of Katharine More who […]

Launch of the Virtuous Circles 2 Resilient Heritage Lottery Project (Sustainable Tourism for Sustainable Churches) on 5 November 2019 at Leominster Priory

Launch of the Virtuous Circles 2 Resilient Heritage Lottery Project (Sustainable Tourism for Sustainable Churches) on 5 November 2019 at Leominster Priory You are invited to the launch of this new initiative. Launch Invite Funded through National HLF Resilient Heritage the prime focus of this innovative church tourism-based project is to create, across the counties of Herefordshire and Shropshire, […]

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.

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  The following speakers are confirmed: During the morning we […]

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 […]