Spirit in Stone Toolkit

Church Buildings for Everyone - A Visitor Welcome Toolkit

This practical resource is now available complete with a DVD computer disc packed with additional advice, tools and templates to help volunteers in local churches to enhance their visitor welcome, plan new activities and produce new materials. It has been produced as part of the Spirit in Stone project, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Copies of the toolkit in A4 ring-binder format are being made available free of charge to parishes in the dioceses of Newcastle and Durham via diocesan events.

Toolkit contents are now also available to download free of charge:

Whilst produced initially for use in the North East of England, most of the material is likely to useful to any church seeking to enhance its visitor welcome. To access any of the toolkit contents listed below, click to download the file, then choose the 'Save' option and decide where in your computer you wish to store the files for your use.

"Church Buildings for Everyone - A Visitor Welcome Toolkit" - full toolkit document (68 pages, PDF file)

Additional Resources (see main Toolkit document for context):

Resources for welcoming children:

Planning heritage activities:

Accessible Churches (The Open Door):

Creating banners and trails:

Note: Whilst every effort has gone into ensuring accuracy of these contents, it is possible that errors or out-of-date content may occur. We also believe that all contents are free of viruses at the time of production, but please ensure that you have up-to-date security software installed and active when using this material.

For more information about the Spirit in Stone project, including published trails and guide, click here