Category Archives: Publicity and promotion

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 […]


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. […]


Hudson’s Heritage Awards 2016 shortlist

Chester Cathedral and Durham Cathedral Woodlands are both included in the shortlist for the 2016 Hudson’s Heritage Awards. Established in 2011 the Hudson’s Heritage Awards are an independent scheme, judged by an expert panel chaired by Norman Hudson OBE. The awards celebrate the best visitor experiences at heritage attractions in the UK each year including […]


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 […]


Hudson’s Heritage Awards: Final call for nominations

Nominations are being sought for the 2016 Hudson’s Heritage Awards, which celebrates the best heritage experiences in the UK by 30th September 2015. Historic Houses, heritage gardens, museums, galleries in historic buildings, archaeological or industrial sites and other places associated with the past in the UK are invited to put forward an entry in any […]


The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) represents the views and achievements of the country’s foremost visitor attractions to Government, the broader tourism industry, business, media and the public. They promote co-operation, networking, information sharing between our members in order to continually improve the high standards of visitor management and visitor experience.


The Greater Churches Network

The Greater Churches Network is an informal association of non-cathedral churches which, by virtue of their great age, size, historical, architectural, or ecclesiastical importance, display many of the characteristics of a cathedral. Most churches in the group also fulfil a role which is additional to that of a normal parish church. It aims to provide […]


100 Ways to get your church noticed

100 Ways to get your church noticed by Neil Pugmire. First published in 2006, this book is packed with simple, good advice and ideas for generating publicity for your church and its mission. Republished in 2014, it now includes extensive new material on using social media. Published by Church House Publishing ISBN-13: 9780715144671 http://www.chpublishing.co.uk/


Guidance on notice boards

A notice board is often the first piece of communication between a church and its community. So it has to be clear, precise and welcoming. This guidance note from Churchcare provides sensible advice on how to make your notice boards effective.


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 […]