Category Archives: Church tourism projects

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 […]


New church2church walks around Warwickshire

A series of walks that take you through 156 miles of beautiful south Warwickshire. This new resource has been developed in conjunction with the Diocese of Coventry to encourage more people to visit churches and to combine it with the most popular recreational activity of walking. The new series of church2church walks is an idea […]


Vacancies – Project Officer – Inspired North East

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Officer to join our Inspired North East team. Building on our unique heritage, our aim is to secure sustainable futures for our churches as living places of worship as well as providing local communities with buildings to be used and enjoyed and places to welcome visitors. […]


Visiting a Heritage Open Day event is good for you

A survey from Heritage Open Days has revealed how the festival that helps connect communities and places also boosts personal wellbeing and local economies. Researchers talked to visitors who enjoyed free access to sites and happenings of historic or cultural interest across England during Heritage Open Days in September 2015. Of survey respondents, 85% said that visiting […]



British Mosques Invite in Neighbours in Second National ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day

On 7 February 2016, over 80 British mosques around the country will be participating in the second annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day. Mosques across the UK will be sharing tea and refreshments alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship. The growing number of mosques participating this year […]


Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the death of Thomas Helwys

A special event is being held in March in Nottinghamshire to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the death of Thomas Helwys. Helwys was the founder of the Baptist denomination and has become known as a pioneer of religious liberty for all. The event is being organised by the Bassetlaw Christian Heritage Group and will be hosted […]


Christian Heritage Conference 11th March 2016 in Retford

Christian Heritage Conference 2016 will be held in Retford, North Nottinghamshire on 11th March 2016 The event will be held at The Well, Retford Baptist Church conference centre. The aim is to bring together those interested in finding ways of engaging first generation Christians and others in their heritage, and looking at the ways our […]


Heritage Open Days 2015 sets record

3.4 million people from across Great Britain discovered the joys of Heritage Open Days this year, with 2 million visitors sampling the four-day festival for the first time. Evaluation of the 2015 events show satisfaction was up on last year’s rates, with an overwhelming 97% of visitors and 93% of volunteers enjoying their experiences, while […]


Peaceful Places – a trail of ‘hidden gems’ to explore in mid Wales

Peaceful Places is a trail of ‘hidden gems’ for you to discover across North Ceredigion, Mid Wales. It is a heritage tourism trail, which tells the stories of a collection of churches and chapels across North Ceredigion. Each destination tells the story of a local church or chapel in new and inspiring ways. Learn about […]