Visiting a Church

Organising a visit to a church?

Download our useful checklist to help with planning and getting the most out of the visit.

We have recently received some funding to support local churches to develop educational resources that can be used to encourage visits from local schools into the church. If your church would be interested in being part of this project, please email us to find out more. (February 2017)

 

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It's Your Church is a 16 page booklet from Scripture Union aimed at 8-11 year olds who are visiting a church as part of their RE syllabus. Available from Sheffield CLC bookshop on West Street.

 

 

The REquest website has some good resources to support a visit to a church, including downloadable worksheets about Anglican and Methodist churches. Enter 'churches' in the search box to see all the resources.

 

Have you ever wondered what life was like for a Benedictine monk? St Mary's church at Ecclesfield offer a half day visit for schools to help primary school children find out. More information on their website.

 

New research commissioned by Christian youth organisation Hope Revolution Partnership and carried out by ComRes, suggests that levels of Christianity were much higher among young people than previously thought. The figures, show that more than one in five (21 per cent) people between the ages of 11 and 18 describe themselves as active followers of Jesus, and 13 per cent say they are practising Christians who attend church. Around 13 per cent of teenagers said that they decided to become a Christian after a visit to a church or cathedral, according to the figures.

Source: The Telegraph article 'One in six young people are Christian as visits to church buildings inspire them to convert.'