CVTA is the UK’s leading body for promoting best practice in welcoming visitors to places of worship. We work hard to ensure that when you explore the UK's fine churches you receive a warm welcome.
'To make the acquaintance of an English church is to witness the breeze of history make its imprint on stone, brick, wood and plaster. No church is identical with any other. Nowhere else in the world are places of worship so idiosyncratic as in England. Each arose from its particular landscape and culture, reflecting local materials, patronage and politics, even the liturgical views of the vicar. The humblest church is a casket of varieties.'
: Simon Jenkins
There are over 40,000 Christian places of worship in the UK, including over 10,000 faith sites of medieval origin, all built for the same reason but with a unique story to tell and a unique experience to offer local people, visitors and tourists alike. Every single one has some aspect of architectural, cultural or social heritage significance.
: The National Churches Trust
ExploreChurches offer hundreds of interesting days out visiting some of the best church heritage in the UK. Whatever your passion, we can help you feed it!
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