Category Archives: Case studies

All change at Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum

  The site of the largest collection of Primitive Methodist memorabilia and artefacts has opened a new museum store, which gives visitors potential access to more than 5,000 items that were previously stored offsite. The Museum of Primitive Methodism is in the Hugh Bourne Memorial School, which was buiIt in 1914.  It tells the story […]


Resourcing Rural Ministry – a new book

This new publication (2015) offers an in-depth exploration of the key aspects, challenges and opportunities of mission in a rural church. Relevant for ordained and lay leaders alike, the book covers subjects ranging from encouraging evangelism in a multi-church group to making best use of church buildings. This section includes guidance and suggestions on how […]


Micklegate Priory revealed

Holy Trinity Micklegate, York is a thriving parish church with a long and complex history. The present church is only part of the nave from a much larger Benedictine priory church that was at the heart of a seven-acre monastic precinct. The modern-day Anglican parish has strong ecumenical links with both the Benedictine abbey at […]


Derbyshire churches

The Diocese of Derby has produced a Derbyshire Churches website which provides a profile of all its churches with the visitor in mind. The Derbyshire Churches Tourism Network has sponsored “a cascade” initiative whereby publicity in larger churches directs visitors to smaller churches in the locality. ‘Use this website to plan your visits to these fascinating historical […]


Spirit in Stone project launches six new churches heritage trails in the NE

Spirit in Stone was created by the Dioceses of Newcastle and Durham to celebrate and promote the heritage of 125 priceless local churches and Christian heritage sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, Tyneside and County Durham. This churches heritage and visitor development project is now nearing completion. As part of this, they have just launched (July 2015) six […]


The Saxon Sanctuary

The Saxon Sanctuary  at St Peter’s, Wootten Wawen offers a great day out for people of all ages telling the story of a community in the Forest of Arden. “St Peter’s Wootton Wawen is a one-stop encyclopaedia of English history – a fascinating place to visit for anyone of any age who wants to journey […]


All Saints, Daresbury

All Saints, Daresbury, Cheshire is well known for its connections with Lewis Carroll and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, they have built the Lewis Carroll centre, an extension to the church. ‘The beautiful new building celebrates Daresbury’s world famous villager, the creator of Alice and all her adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. […]


St Peter’s Village Tour

 St Peter’s Village tour is an excellent example of a church-led tourism initiative that has made an impact on the visitor experience in this community. It involves a guided walk around the historic village and churches of St. Peter’s, an attractive and lively village near Broadstairs in Kent, where the past is dramatically brought to […]


St Dunstan’s Parish Church, Cranbrook, Kent

The Friends of St Dunstan’s Church is a group dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the parish church of Cranbrook, Kent. Known historically as the ‘Cathedral of the Weald’, the building dates back 500 years and has played a central role in the history of West Kent. The Friends of St Dunstan’s, Cranbrook have created a downloadable resource for schools […]


‘Sacred City’ Bristol – Canon Tim Higgins

A presentation given by Canon Tim Higgins in 2014 on the setting up of Sacred Bristol which offers a guide and trail which takes the visitor around 10 sacred site in Bristol. sacredcity_bristol_thiggins