Discover our churches
Our church buildings are a nationally important part of our heritage. A village, town or city's church is often its oldest building still in continual use, as well as its largest and most visited building. Churches are also often an area's most architecturally complex and archaeologically sensitive buildings. Constructed to the glory of God, for worship and mission and for use by the community, they remain some of Wales' most iconic structures.
Church Heritage Cymru is a digital database of church buildings containing over 1,350 records for church buildings in Wales. It's freely available to anyone and a good starting point to find out where our churches are and some information about their history and architecture.
Opening your church to visitors
Find out more about how to open up your church and share its beauty and peacefulness with visitors. You'll find links below to help you in this process, or contact Sarah Perons, Church Development Officer.
Landscapes of Faith
Discover how a community treasure hunt can help you find the faith treasures in the landscape near you. Working in partnership with our Diocese.
Experiencing Sacred Wales
This project aims to attract UK and international visitors to experience the wonderful sacred heritage of Wales, particularly those along and close to The Wales Way.
Ecclesiastical Insurance - Open Churches
Ecclesiastical Insurance want to encourage churches to unlock their visitor potential and keep their buildings open. Guidance on how to do this safely.
With their Explore Churches project the National Churches Trust aims to develop a high quality resource for visitors and churches, supporting and promoting a beautiful collection of fascinating places to visit. Find out how to add your church.
Churches Visitor & Tourism Association
The UK’s leading body for promoting best practice in welcoming visitors to places of worship.
The largest heritage festival in Wales, when during September 2020 hundreds of venues across Wales will open their doors, including several that are not normally open to the public. A good opportunity to try out an open church initiative.