Category Archives: Why Open your Church?


CVTA Newsletter November 2016

The cvta-newsletter-november-2016 is now available. It includes a report back from an inspirational CVTA symposium held at St Albans Cathedral in October 2016. There is a summary of the talk given on the results of a st-albans-shrine-survey-presentation-22-october-2016 of those who came to the Cathedral and either intentionally or in the process of visiting lit a candle […]


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 […]


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 […]


Why Open Your Church?

A new advice leaflet subtitled ‘Why and How to Open your Church daily or regularly’ has been devised by Canon Philip Norwood on behalf of the Gartree Mission Partnership. Whilst the circumstances of each of our churches are different, many of these suggestions – in a handy check-list format – may be relevant to your […]