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 […]

Fourth Christian Heritage Conference, 8th March 2019, Retford

Fourth Christian Heritage Conference is taking place on 8th March 2019 in Retford Pilgrims & Prophets is a social enterprise managed by Christians from local churches in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Their goal is to share our region’s rich Christian heritage and celebrate its present day church community and fellowship. Following the success of previous events attended by […]

Wolds welcome, walking Lincolnshire’s churches

Run as part of ExploreChurches’ HLF funded Great Interpretation project, this is a walk of just over 9 miles exploring three delightful Lincolnshire churches whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the rolling Wolds. The walk will visit: Belchford St Peter & St Paul Gather at the church (parking and toilets at nearby village hall). […]

Explore the Explorers of Lincolnshire, 20th March 2019

Run as part of ExploreChurches’ HLF funded Great Interpretation project, this is s guided coach tour visiting four of East Lincolnshire’s hidden churches and discovering the stories they hold. They are offering two pick up points: 8.30am : Nottingham (Mount Street/Maid Marian Way coach stop) to travel to Lincolnshire 10.30am : Revesby St Lawrence Churches […]