170 churches opening for special weekends

More than 170 churches are taking part in the Diocese’s Open Churches Weekends, which offer people a great opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Nottinghamshire.

Some churches will be opening their doors for extra hours and services, while others will be encouraging people to visit with the offer of guided tours, cream teas, exhibitions, tower tours and much more – one is even offering a beer garden.

The events run over two weekends in the summer: 8th & 9th July and 22nd & 23rd July – to find out what is happening near to you, click here.

The Revd David McCoulough, Director of Partnerships & Mission in the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham, said: “Growing Disciples: Wider, Younger, Deeper is at the heart of our mission in every community across the city and county and I hope these Open Churches weekends will be opportunities to welcome new visitors and old friends and neighbours, to establish the beginnings of new relationships, and that peoples’ hearts will be open to the good news of Jesus.”

Booklets containing details about every church taking part, and the activities and services they are offering, are available in local churches, libraries and Tourist Information Centres, or you can view a booklet on screen by clicking the link below.

Open Churches booklet

You can also order booklets by contacting tonybrown@southwell.anglican.org