Visitor advice sites
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Visitor advice sites

Please find below useful links to help support you open your church building to visitors

Church–specific guidance:
The Churches Visitor and Tourism Association
Ecclesiastical Insurance
Cathedral and church shops association
Christianity and Culture
Advice on providing a good welcome
Good advice from Suffolk
Advice and support to prepare a church guideIt's your church, by Scripture Union - to connect churches and school-aged children

Churdchyards and burial grounds - advice from Caring for God's Acre

Websites promoting visits to churches:
Association of English Cathedrals – for Church of England Cathedrals and Royal Peculiars
Cathedrals plus - for cathedrals and parish churches with high visitor numbers
ChurchDays - our very own website for welcoming visitors to the CofE's 16,000 church buildings
Greater Churches Group
Small pilgrim places
Atlas of open churches
Keyholder App: displays information for visitors to Church of England churches. Its main aim is to show which churches are open during the day
Discover Christian England lists around 3,000 churches and other sites
Britain Express includes information on historic places of worship
Churches Conservation Trust cares for churches not used frequently for worship

Diocesan and county sites
County Durham
Hereford (in particular their revised 'Crossing the Threshold' toolkit)


Many diocesan websites have information about visiting churches, it is always worth checking.

A church near you
A fold out card for visitors to find their way around most church buildings is available from here

Donations from visitors by card and phone:
The National Funding Scheme is a fund raising facility which allows visitors to make donations using their mobile phones
Just giving helps visitors give by text

Wider tourist promotion:
The National Tourist Board for England
Guidelines on becoming a PIQAS
Green tourism accreditation
Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

Google street view can be extended to include the interior of your building. Advice on how to find an accredited photographer to provide photos to Google can be found here.

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