Visiting a Church
Organising a visit to a church?
Download our useful checklist to help with planning and making the most of the visit.
We recently received some funding to support local churches to develop educational resources that can be used to encourage visits from local schools into the church. As a first stage, we put together individualised church-school visit packs for seven churches wanting to encourage more contact with their local schools. Contact us if you would be interested in receiving a similar pack.
New research commissioned by Christian youth organisation Hope Revolution Partnership and carried out by ComRes, suggests that levels of Christianity were much higher among young people than previously thought. The figures show that more than one in five (21%) people between the ages of 11 and 18 describe themselves as active followers of Jesus, and 13% say they are practising Christians who attend church. Around 13% of teenagers said that they decided to become a Christian after a visit to a church or cathedral, according to the figures.
Source: The Telegraph article 'One in six young people are Christian as visits to church buildings inspire them to convert.'
Have you ever wondered what life was like for a Benedictine monk? St Mary's church at Ecclesfield offers a half day visit for schools to help primary school children find out. Click on the image above to find out more on their website.
The RE:quest website has some good resources to support a visit to a church, including downloadable worksheets about Anglican and Methodist churches. Click on the image above to visit the website.