Category Archives: Church tourism projects

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 […]


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 […]