Category Archives: Welcoming

Welcoming visitors to our churches: what works and what gets in the way?

The Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust Summer lecture , Saturday 20th July, 1pm – 3.45pm at St Michael and All Angels church, Thornhill WF12 0JZ. “Welcoming Visitors to our Churches: What works and what gets in the way?” Join The Ven. Dr Anne Dawtry, Archdeacon of Halifax and Chair of the Tourism Forum in the Diocese […]


Welcoming Notices for your church

Tim Tiley Ltd is a family run Christian print and gift wholesalers based in Bristol (U.K.), which supplies many Christian bookshops, conference centres and cathedral and church shops. They have now produced two Welcoming notices which feature verses by the poet David Collins (nb: both in copyright and all copies sold will show a copyright notice). […]


Fling Open the Gates!

One of CVTA’s Trustees, Ian Simpson, who is a Heritage Officer in Liverpool Diocese, held a Seminar in February 2016 for clergy and others within his Diocese with the aim of encouraging churches to open their doors. There are two powerpoints which he presented on the day which cover not only why churches should be […]


Open for What? A CVTA Seminar in Leicester on 23rd April 2016

On Saturday 23rd April CVTA is holding an East Midlands seminar in Leicester entitled Open for What? The Ministry and Mission of Church Buildings This will be of particular practical interest to churchwardens, clergy and others from all denominations and faith groups who are keen to open up their church buildings to visitors. There will […]


Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday

To celebrate HM the Queen’s 90th birthday and her role as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, every parish church is being encouraged to organise a festival and an exhibition to mark the Queen’s official birthday on the weekend of 10-12th June 2016. The festival could focus on any aspect of the life […]


Resources for your church card stall and shop

Tim Tiley Ltd is a family run Christian print and gift wholesalers based in Bristol (U.K.), which supplies many Christian bookshops, conference centres and cathedral and church shops. They have an extensive range of products from prayer cards, bookmarks, folded cards and posters to jewellery, stationery, bible covers, wallets and more… Tim says We could […]


Resourcing Rural Ministry – a new book

This new publication (2015) offers an in-depth exploration of the key aspects, challenges and opportunities of mission in a rural church. Relevant for ordained and lay leaders alike, the book covers subjects ranging from encouraging evangelism in a multi-church group to making best use of church buildings. This section includes guidance and suggestions on how […]



Provision for people with disabilities

London Diocese provides guidance on how to make your church more welcoming and accessible to people with disabilities including how to carry out an access audit on your church. ‘This guide is aimed at helping you to make your church more welcoming and accessible to people with disabilities. The term ‘disability’ covers a wide range […]


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.