Category Archives: Preparing for Visitors

Buildings for Mission – a new resource

A very practical new handbook, Buildings for Mission, which aims to be a complete guide to the care, conservation and development of churches. This new book which offers itself as a complete guide to the care, conservation and development of churches is a must have for any congregation who is starting to have a major […]

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.

Welcoming Visitors to our Churches – a toolkit from the Diocese of Hereford

The Diocese of Hereford has produced a very good toolkit designed to help you make your church as warm and welcoming as possible to Visitors’. There is a series of advice sheets on a wide range of subjects including: getting you thinking about visitors or tourists to your church. how to produce interpretation panels, signage and leaflet […]

Managing the experience of visitors in sacred spaces: a web-based learning resource

How do you reconcile the spiritual role of a place of worship with the fact that many visitors will also or only be interested in the architecture or the history of the building? And what can you provide for those visitors who have no idea of the spiritual function of the building and how it […]