Church Tourism Week 23rd-31st July 2016

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 events on offer, showcasing the vibrancy of the heritage buildings at the heart of our rural and urban communities on the CCT website.

Organised by the Churches Conservation Trust, Church Tourism Week is taking place in the growing number of churches that are closed to worship and have been converted to new uses.

The trust was recently gifted £600,000 by the Goverment’s Culture Department to develop its urban churches into first-rate visitor attractions, leading to an 18 per cent increase in visitor numbers last year. This year it hopes to reach a record two million visitors across its 349 sites.