Category Archives: Events

Heritage Open Days and Ride and Stride 2016

There are two big visiting events happening in September which between them will mean that many more churches will be open over the second weekend of September 2016. Heritage Open Days (HODs) is taking place from 8-11thSeptember across the country. Literally thousands of historic buildings and cultural places are going to be open many of them […]

The Netherlands: Conference on Religious Tourism, October 2016

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Museum Catharijne Convent, The Centre for Religious Art and Culture (Belgium) and the Future for Religious Heritage will be jointly organizing a conference on Religious Heritage and Tourism. The conference is called “How to increase religious heritage tourism in a changing society” will […]

Church Tourism Week 23rd-31st July 2016

From mixed aerial classes and extraordinary tower climbs to rock and pop concerts, historic churches cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) across the country have exciting entertainment for everyone. England’s Church Tourism Week is a nationwide celebration of the land’s historic churches.  You can find the full list of the varied and unusual […]

TRAINING: What Should We Do With Our Church?

There is still time to book for an opportunity to see what can be done with an old Victorian Church, a small but willing congregation who can catch the vision, an entrepreneurial spirit, some hard work fund-raising, some hard work to make links with the local community, and some real thought and good taste going […]

A visit to Liverpool

The Churches Visitor & Tourism Association invites you to LIVERPOOL (St Agnes & St Pancras Church, Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 3BA) on Saturday June 18th from 10.30am Just £12 (non CVTA Members) or £8 (CVTA Members) plus £4 on the day for a Dayrider bus ticket (free for OAP / Concessionary Pass Holders).   Come […]

TRAINING: Open Door Forum Yorkshire

The Churches Visitors and Tourism Association present an Open Door Forum A day to share your experiences of open church and listen to those of others. Come and listen! Come and share! Come and discuss! Together we can find examples of good practice in making our church buildings work for us to bring new people […]

FRH Biennial conference, Vicenza 9th -11th November 2016

The theme of the fifth Future for Religious Heritage’s international conference is Tourists, Travellers and Pilgrims: Encountering Religious Heritage in Today’s Europe While increasing numbers of church buildings across Europe are being closed, deconsecrated and/or demolished, at the same time there is a growth of interest in religious and/or cultural pilgrimage and tourism along Europe’s […]

Cherishing Churchyards Week – Saturday 4th June – Sun 12th June 2016

An initiative from Caring for God’s Acre which has created a special week to celebrate churchyards and burial grounds and to raise awareness of the treasures they contain. Churchyards are special places: They often contain a rich diversity of plant and animal life. They are important places for archaeology and history. They often have distinctive […]