Summer Churches in Sweden and Germany

Summer Churches in Sweden and Germany

Sweden and Germany have a well establish tradition of summer churches, writes Dan Gafvert. During the tourist season, some churches run a special summer program. The church is usually open during daytime and offers refreshments and guides, as well as opportunities for prayer and short services.

These churches, generally in areas frequented by visitors, usually have a summer program with some extra services and music evenings. Some offer a good detour and help the tourist to find otherwise undiscovered treasures.

Dan goes on to describe, in his ideas paper, the suggestion of creating an easy pilgrim liturgy that is used in certain churches as a tourist service during daytime. This is to make the tourist familiar in an easy way to the church and its functions as a room for meeting with the divine. This could also be on a leaflet for the visitor to take home.  Read more here http://cvta.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/churches_in_a_passport.pdf