An update from CCT

22 May 2020

The Government has now eased some Covid-19 restrictions in England. At present, there is no limit to the amount of open-air recreation people can enjoy, and households may now drive any distance in England to open-air destinations.

We understand people are eager to be able to enjoy CCT churches in person again. In line with Government indications, we are actively planning to re-open as many churches as possible from early July. Our priority is to protect the health of our volunteers, staff and members of the public. All of our 356 churches are wonderfully unique, and we will open churches on a site by site basis, once we can provide assurance that we are able able to do so safely in each case.

In the meantime, you can now enjoy the beauty of CCT churches from the outside. Many of our churchyards have open access to the public and can be enjoyed as part of a walk. Take a look at our walking guides here for some route suggestions, which include a Dickensian stroll in the North Kent Marshes and stunning coastal views at Robin Hood's Bay.

If you are out and about and entering churchyards, please remember that these are going to look more like a wild flower meadow than a village cricket green. Please take care over rough and un-even ground.

Please remember to follow the Government’s guidance on social distancing. Please also take care around frequent hand contact points, such as gates and stiles.

We appreciate many people will be unable to get outdoors to enjoy the exterior of our churches and the peace of our churchyards. You can still enjoy the beauty of CCT churches online and have a go at some of the activities from our Resources for Life in Lockdown pages.