Find a Space

Your parish may like to consider being part in the project, Find A Space: The church is open for you to sit, to think, to pray. We are encouraging parishes to open their doors for visitors for quiet reflection or prayer for a special week or weekend during the summer or early autumn.

If your church building is currently not open for visitors, we have produced promotional resources to support you. If your church building is already open for visitors, we encourage you to be even more invitational and welcoming with promoting this in your locality, or combine with something you are already planning such as Heritage Open Days. Promotional resources are available.

We've been inspired by the parable of the Great Banquet in Matthew 22, where the King sends his servants to take His invite beyond the usual people and out into the street corners, to invite those who would never expect to be invited. How could we send the invite out even wider into our communities to find a space in church buildings or grounds for quiet reflection or prayer?

Resources

  • Briefing Paper for Find A Space. Here you can find out more about the project.
  • 'Prayer Resources List' is available on the Houses of Prayer webpage. This provides sources of guidance for developing prayer spaces and where to purchase prayer resources to give away to visitors. The webpage also contains research on spirituality and prayer too, which may also be of interest.
  • Open Doors webinar, on Weds 30th June, 10am-12pm. A free webinar by the Diocese of Chester offering the opportunity to find out how to open doors for visitors by thinking through security and safety, being a house of prayer and visitor donations. Booking essential.

Here's a suggested press release that you could use in a local parish newsletter or as a social media post.
Download Press release

Download Poster and Flyer templates below

Poster Template

Flyer Template

       

 

 


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