50 Things to do in a Church
Published: Friday, July 22, 2016
‘50 Things to do in a Church’ celebrates the many and diverse uses of church buildings.
Launched by the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church repair and support charity, ‘50 Things to do in a Church’ highlights some of the activities and events that take place in and around church buildings and the many different ways that people use and experience churches and chapels.
Finding peace and quiet is one of the ‘50 Things to do in a Church’ and a particular attraction for Michael Palin, writer and performer and Vice-President of the National Churches Trust.
Vital community role
As well as being places of worship, church buildings play a vital role in activities for the benefit of the wider community. It is estimated that nearly 90% of churches are used for community purposes as well as for regular worship.
Included in ‘50 Things to do in a Church’ are activities and things to see and do linked to music and the arts, the spiritual, helping the community, art and architecture, food and drink, history, nature and wildlife, and sport and leisure.
Share online and on social media
The National Churches Trust is asking anyone with their own favourite ‘Things to do in a Church’ to share them online on our website at www.nationalchurchestrust.org/50things on the National Churches Trust Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nationalchurchestrust or on Twitter using the hashtag #50thingsinachurch.