Category Archives: Welcoming

Thinking about installing glass doors ?

London Diocese has produced some very thorough guidance for churches considering installing Glass Doors in their church.  ‘The door to your church is its main point of contact with the outside world. What a church door communicates can be very different to what is communicated by any other building that members of the public regularly […]

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 […]

Divine Inspiration

Divine Inspiration began in July 2006, based in the Diocese of Coventry and was funded by English Heritage as part of the Places of Worship Support Officers funding programme. It acknowledged that church buildings were held in trust for all people to explore and enjoy, of all ages and any spiritual persuasion. They are full […]

Church Tourism Study

This is a personal blog being undertaken by the Revd Nigel Lacey, St Lawrence, West Wycombe who is visiting places of worship across the country by bike to find out what individual churches are offering visitors. It is a personal view, but does offer valuable insight into what is involved in offering a good welcome […]

Ministry of Welcome Tool-kit

Offering a Ministry of Welcome in your church This very easy-to-use Tool-kit of resources and best practice for churches was produced for the Diocese of Carlisle by Jenny Bate in 2006.  It is still one of the most up-to-date – and most popular – sources of this kind currently available. Jenny describes the purpose of […]