Below are some examples of churches using tours, digital tours and their websites to tell the history of their church and open doors to newcomers

Victoria Hall MC Bolton

Victoria Hall, Bolton Methodist Mission

Opened in 1900, Bolton Methodist Mission is the first central hall built in a town. There is a dedicated heritage section of the website and visitors can book on a heritage tour of the building.


Grove Street Methodist Church, Retford

A dedicated page of the Grove Street Methodist Church website with audio recordings of conversations had with congregation members about church life.

Long Street Methodist, Middleton

Long Street Methodist Church, Middleton (Arts & Crafts Church)

Long Street Methodist is a stunning Arts & Crafts masterpiece. It comprises a church, school and lecture hall set around a garden and is part of Middleton’s Golden Cluster of heritage. Tours and group visits are available.

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Preston Central Methodist

For Heritage Open Days during lockdown Preston Methodist Church developed a dedicated history page on their website and created a 'photosphere' tour of the building.

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Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford

A dedicated Heritage section of the church website and accompanying community archive website 'Wesleys in Oxford'.

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Trinity Methodist Church, Dereham

Dereham Trinity Methodist Church website features a comprehensive history of the church spanning from 1880 - 2011.