Welcome Resources

In 2019 the Welcome Guide was produced by the Growing the Rural Church team to help churches look at their buildings with fresh eyes. This guide is full of lots of ideas as to how we can warm up our welcome and show our churches are open to all.

Download the Welcome Guide here

Download the accompanying worksheets here

Please note: The guide is 26 pages long. If you would prefer a hard copy, please ask your Rural Dean or email Katharine Otley


Download welcoming posters and prayer station signs:

        Sign saying Be Still and Breathe In God's Words for you

A sign saying Please help yourself

Sign saying Worry Ties You Up In Knots


Or create your own with Canva


Make sure you have uploaded basic visitor information to your church’s page on the A Church Near You website.

Get Involved with the Explore Churches National Scheme

The National Churches Trust have launched a new scheme which encourages churches to create experiences that people can book onto. This may be a cycling tour of 3 local churches, an afternoon tea in church or a tour of the church tower. Find out more