Latest Covid-19 Update

Our churches are open for visitors.

Before visiting, please remember to check the Government’s guidance on travel to areas affected by Covid-19 variants. We will be following all the necessary Government guidelines to ensure that churches are safe and welcoming.

A 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:

CCT Churches and the Roadmap

 

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. As Covid-19 restrictions ease,  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. To help protect each other, we 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 or someone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19.

Our open churches are Good to Go. The “We’re Good To Go” industry-standard mark is a self-assessment scheme that has been designed by VisitEngland. The check provides a 'ring of confidence' for businesses, attractions and destinations, as well as reassurance to local residents and visitors that clear processes are in place to ensure that our churches are Good to Go.

For our international visitors, receiving We’re Good to Go certification also gives CCT churches access to the World Travel and Tourism’s Safe Travel stamp, giving confidence that your visit to a CCT church is Covid-19 Secure.

For our international visitors, receiving We’re Good to Go certification also gives CCT churches access to the World Travel and Tourism’s Safe Travel stamp, giving confidence that your visit to a CCT church is Covid-19 Secure.

 

Find out more about how our churches are Covid-19 secure 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.

Do I need to wear a face covering when accessing CCT Churches?
To help protect everyone we welcome the wearing of a face covering when inside CCT churches.

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. Following your visit, please remember to wash your hands at the earliest opportunity and avoid touching your face. You may also wish to carry your own hand sanitiser.

Can Events Take Place in CCT Churches?
A wide range of events can take place in CCT churches. 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 season of Champing is here! Escape to somewhere unique and experience a church like never before. We’re now open for stays until the end of October. We’re fully flexible, so you can postpone or amend your booking with no charge or cancel and receive a full refund if needed. We love dogs – they stay for free! And first-time Champers are also able to claim a free gift of a CCT membership for a year, worth £42! We very much hope you join us for an exclusive and extraordinary overnight stay in 2021. Please see our Champing website for further information on individual churches and to make your booking: www.champing.co.uk