Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Welcoming Visitors to our Churches: What works and what gets in the way?

Join us for our Summer lecture on Saturday 20 July, 1pm – 3.45 pm, at St Michael and  all Angels church, Thornhill, WF12 0JZ.

We are delighted to invite you to join the Ven. Dr Anne Dawtry, Archdeacon of Halifax and Chair of the Tourism Forum in the Diocese of Leeds, for an insightful lecture into how to engage visitors to places of worship. Having spent three months visiting over 200 churches in 2017, she will help us to think through a number of the issues which we need to consider when welcoming visitors to our churches, not only as tourists but also as potential pilgrims. Opening our churches is an opportunity for mission and inviting people to share, explore and use the church is an important step in building its future.

In this lecture The Ven Dr Anne Dawtry will look at how these outcomes might be achieved and at what might get in the way.

The church will be open from 1.00 pm for you to look around, with a cup of tea/coffee, and the event will begin at 1.30 pm with a short presentation about the church. The lecture will start at 2.00 pm and tea/coffee and cakes will be served afterwards.

Booking form here. 

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