Living with Covid
Our churches are open for visitors and we are following all the necessary Government guidelines to ensure that churches are safe and welcoming.
A wide range of activities and events can also take place in our churches. To help everyone, we’ve created a summary of what can take place in CCT churches:
Finding Out if a Church is Open
We care for our 356 churches with the help of over 2000 volunteers, meaning normal opening arrangements for each church are individualised and locally managed. The safety of our volunteers remains our primary concern. Therefore, access to CCT churches will not always be possible and may vary. As a guide to when a church is likely to be open, please refer to the normal opening arrangements listed on the individual church pages of our website. Please note, however, that local circumstances may mean we have to close a church at short notice.
Accessing a Church Safely
All open CCT churches have undergone a Covid-19 Secure Risk Assessment and measures to support safe visiting are in place. We continue to welcome the use of face coverings by visitors and users of our churches. Please wash or sanitise your hands before and after your visit and please do not visit if you test positive or have symptoms of Covid-19.
Find out more about visiting our churches with our Frequently Asked Questions, below:
Will there be hand sanitiser at the churches?
We are not able to provide hand sanitiser at all of our churches. Instead we advise that you wash your hands at the earliest opportunity and avoid touching your face. You may also wish to carry your own hand sanitiser.
Can I sign the Visitor’s Book?
Following research which shows that the risk of contracting Covid-19 from a surface such as a leaflet or a visitor book is low, visitor books and literature are available for you to record your visit. Please do let us know you have visited and leave us your feedback.
Do I need to wear a face covering when accessing CCT Churches?
We continue to welcome the wearing of a face covering when inside CCT churches.
Can Events Take Place in CCT Churches?
A wide range of events can take place in CCT churches. Through the year, we look forward to communities using their churches for concerts, services, exhibitions, celebrations and a host of other activities. We can provide you with guidance on planning and holding a safe event in our churches. Please contact the relevant regional office for more information.
Can we go Champing™?
Our Champing™ 2022 season is open for you to book now! You can book your church camping stay from 1st April until 30th October and you get the whole church to yourselves – Champing™ is exclusive hire. Just in case plans change, you can amend or postpone your booking with no extra charge.
• We’re dog friendly – they stay for free!
• First-time Champers can claim their free gift of a year’s Churches Conservation Trust membership, worth £42!
Your stay helps support the maintenance needed to keep these historic churches open for future generations. Visit www.champing.co.uk or contact [email protected] for further information. We’re looking forward to welcoming you soon.