As part of a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, support was provided to the church community in delivering part of their activity plan. The key objective was to open the church more frequently and provide a better welcome to passers-by, visitors and local residents.
The project worked with the local church community, the Houghton Regis Heritage Society along with staff and pupils from the Thomas Whitehead Primary school. Together we developed a better understanding of what intrigued and inspired people about the churches rich heritage.
More people and a wider range of people, engaged with heritage, learnt about heritage and changed their attitudes and behaviours to support others to physically and intellectually access the church.
Church volunteers and members of the local community volunteered their time to help develop skills and ultimately gain confidence in welcoming and engaging with visitors.
Through workshops, mentoring and training sessions, working collaboratively with the volunteers and local community volunteers were unskilled. Local ideas and views were taken integral to the success of this project.
A Volunteer Guidance Pack and Visitor Information Pack alongside a medieval graffiti guide were produced.
Associated web links:
All Saints’ Church https://www.allsaintshr.co.uk
Houghton Regis Heritage Society https://hrhs.org.uk
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