Category Archives: Church tourism projects

Bells and Bikes: on the Tour de France big ring for Yorkshire and its churches

This is the story of how Yorkshire Churches were brought centre stage for the Tour de France when Yorkshire became the host for the 2014 Grand Départ. Rod Ismay has a passion (some would say obsession) for the Tour de France. If you think you know someone who is obsessed, think again, but fortunately Rod’s issues […]




Announcing our Annual Symposium

You are warmly invited to join with us on Saturday 22 October from 10.00am onwards in the Library of The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, to share in an interactive workshop thinking about and discussing: The Contribution of Church Buildings to the Mission of the Church The day will begin with a presentation […]


31 Liverpool churches open their doors for Heritage Open Days 2016

Ian Simpson, Heritage Officer at the Diocese of Liverpool has been working hard to encourage churches across the diocese to open their doors for Heritage Open Days which is taking place between Thursday 8th and Sunday 11th September. The 31 churches between them are a hugely diverse selection of church buildings, representing a range of […]


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 […]


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 […]




Spirit in Stone – inspiring churches in the North East

Celebrating the heritage of historic churches across the North East of England. The Spirit in Stone project has worked with 50 churches in 7 local area ‘clusters’, to engage volunteers and visitors in the rich cultural heritage of historic places of worship in the North East. This was made possible by a grant of £38,700 from […]