Encouraging Visitors on a Spiritual Journey

Encouraging Visitors on a Spiritual Journey

A short guide written by the Revd Eileen McLean, former vicar of Bamburgh and Ellingham with practical and simple suggestions on how to engage visitors in the faith for which the buildings were built for the Newcastle Diocese Tourism Task Group (2006).

All churches are visited by people from outside their regular worshipping congregation. All welcome visitors to weddings and baptisms and funerals. People from the local community people come to ‘civic’ services. Some attract many tourists. A great number of these visitors never attend regular church services and may be ignorant of the basics of Christianity“.

This leaflet provides some practical and simple suggestions for church congregations. “Some are very obvious, some are only relevant in particular situations. They are offered to stimulate parish thinking. All buildings and parish situations are different. The imaginative possibilities are endless”.

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