Celebrating the heritage of historic churches across the North East of England.
The Spirit in Stone project has worked with 50 churches in 7 local area ‘clusters’, to engage volunteers and visitors in the rich cultural heritage of historic places of worship in the North East. This was made possible by a grant of £38,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project included events for children and adults, training workshops for church volunteers, exhibition materials and information for visitors, and the creation of several local heritage trails
Now as part of its legacy they have produced – with sponsorship from Ecclesiastical – Church Buildings for Everyone – A Visitor Welcome Toolkit . This is a practical resource to help volunteers in local churches to enhance their visitor welcome, plan new activities and produce new materials. Copies are being distributed to parishes in the dioceses of Newcastle and Durham, but the contents are now also available to download free of charge from the website.
And now this practical resource is also available as a DVD computer disc.