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Churches and organisations

With over 40,000 Christian places of worship in the UK, we will always have more to add, and more information to enhance individual church listings. Visitors are interested in churches for a wide variety of reasonsĀ and we are keen to further develop ExploreChurches to meet all their needs. We really need your help.

We would love to include all churches, chapels and meeting houses that are open for visitors (even if this is only during specific hours) and believe that each and every one has a story to tell.

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If you are someone who cares for a church

We would be very happy to have your church on ExploreChurches. All you need to do is complete our online form. There are hints and tips for each question.

You can also take advantage of our online church tourism advice and support, including videos of training sessions.

Add your church
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If you are from an organisation that owns, looks after or works with churches

We are not trying to replace the visitor and tourism information you may have on your own website. We are trying to increase the number of visitors to churches (and the income from visitors for churches) and evidence shows that having information in one place benefits both visitors and churches.

We would love to work with you and your organisation to encourage the churches you work with to be listed on ExploreChurches. Ideally we will work together, to a mutually agreeable deadline, to get a batch of churches online. Then, when they all go live together, we will promote them via regional publicity and social media.

There are several ways we could do this. If you would like to talk about batch uploading your churches please email us.

Email the church tourism team
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If you have an idea for a themed list, trail or event

Our themed lists are a unique way of promoting churches. They reach out to visitors based on what they are passionate about. That might be sculpture, cream teas, family history, art, walking, history, wildlife or climbing to name a few. You can do and see all of these things in a church. If you have a suggestion for a list please email us.

Our trails include walks, cycle rides and scenic drives. They could be long or short in duration. They could be nationally recognised or created locally. Churches could be the main focus or simply visit them as part of the trail. If you know of a trail we should include, or would like to prepare one from scratch, please email us.

Email the church tourism team
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If you would like to know how ExploreChurches is doing, and our future plans

How many churches do we have listed, and how many visitors do we get?

What ideas are being considered for future development and where have they come from.

Find the answers to these and many more questions about ExploreChurches.

Find out more

ExploreChurches is by the National Churches Trust for people who love church buildings