Category Archives: Ministry to visitors

‘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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



Why do people light candles?

The Shrine of St Alban is a site of national Pilgrimage and is one of the highlights of a visit to St Albans Cathedral and Abbey Church. People have been coming there for over 1700 years. It is used as a place of prayer and stillness by visitors every day. St Alban is Britain’s first […]


Resources for your church card stall and shop

Tim Tiley Ltd is a family run Christian print and gift wholesalers based in Bristol (U.K.), which supplies many Christian bookshops, conference centres and cathedral and church shops. They have an extensive range of products from prayer cards, bookmarks, folded cards and posters to jewellery, stationery, bible covers, wallets and more…   Tim says We could […]


Methodist heritage seeks volunteers

The Methodist Church is seeking three volunteers with proven expertise to help support the care and promotion of Methodist archives and heritage. Would you, or do you know of others you would like to encourage to, consider these opportunities to serve the Methodist Church? Please feel free to share this email widely. If you have […]


A meditative walk around an historic church

SGM Lifewords have a card designed for visitors to historic churches. In the form of a fold-out card, it offers a meditative walk around the building, using the architecture as a starting point for prayer and reflection. Part of their Historic Churches range, they believe it will work in almost any traditional church building.