Church camping

Find your escape with a new phenomenon in camping - enjoy a break in one of England’s treasured country churches.

"Beautiful - just a wonder to open your eyes in the morning.

"Champers" enjoy an overnight experience at one of our historic churches, with the building to themselves, surrounded by rural simplicity, the natural world and hundreds of years of history.

Champing™ is the ultimate ‘slow tourism’ escape, with England’s historic churches offering their own unique havens of tranquility, a peaceful night’s sleep interrupted only by the sounds of the natural world, and time to explore the beauty of the surrounding countryside at your own pace by day.

In the media: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours: Champing

Activities

Champing provides a truly authentic experience, a chance to commune with centuries of history of a listed building and its surroundings. Guests are given the key to their church so they can head out and enjoy the natural beauty of rural England. 

Experience the world as our ancestors would have, travelling no further than the horizon and exploring on foot, dining at the local pub and soaking up the sights and sounds of the country.

Canoeing over river
© Dave Joyner Canoeing on the River Nene.

Alongside the standard champing break, we can also arrange activities to complement your stay, including leisurely walks, canoeing adventures, storytelling and meditation. Guests can enjoy a full breakfast delivered in the morning, made using local produce.

In the media: The Guardian - Holy nights: camping in a church

History

Our Champing churches are living time-capsules, with stories that can be traced back as far as the Saxon period, and centuries of history to explore. They present the perfect setting to explore England’s culture, heritage and craftsmanship throughout the ages.

© Neil Randall Champing at Duxford in Cambridgeshire

 

Booking and Prices

For more information, prices and to book, please contact us on 0207 841 0436 / champing@thecct.org.uk or visit www.champing.co.uk.

"Such a wonderful weekend. Fabulous memories that will last a lifetime. A magnificent building"

 

 

Champers enjoy a two-day, one-night break at one of our historic churches, with the building to themselves, surrounded by rural simplicity and hundreds of years of history. 

Champing™ is the ultimate ‘slow tourism’ escape, with England’s historic churches offering their own unique havens of tranquility, a peaceful night’s sleep interrupted only by the sounds of the natural world, and time to explore the beauty of the surrounding countryside at your own pace by day.

- See more at: http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/champing#sthash.FpliNvnE.dpuf

Find peace with a night by candlelight in one of England’s treasured country churches, with The Churches Conservation Trust’s ‘Champing'™ breaks.

Champers enjoy a two-day, one-night break at one of our historic churches, with the building to themselves, surrounded by rural simplicity and hundreds of years of history. 

Champing™ is the ultimate ‘slow tourism’ escape, with England’s historic churches offering their own unique havens of tranquility, a peaceful night’s sleep interrupted only by the sounds of the natural world, and time to explore the beauty of the surrounding countryside at your own pace by day.

- See more at: http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/champing#sthash.FpliNvnE.dpuf