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SCTG Shropshire Churches Tourism Group
It’s that time again and your chance to re-join a growing and vibrant organisation, or if your church is not a member, a chance to join for the very first time. We hope to create a good network of people in our churches to make all our visitors welcome.
By joining, your church will appear in the printed brochure in full colour. It will also have its own page on the website, where details of your church and pictures will appear. You may also advertise your church by sending news and events and extra pictures if you wish, for posting on your page and/or in the News section of the website.
Membership - Every Church in the County, especially those that are aware of visitors and tourists in their buildings, is encouraged to become a member. The cost is less than 60p a week so for two years, 2016 and 2017 it will cost £60 per church. It is simple to join. Just complete the Application Form and send it with a cheque made payable to SCTG to Anni Holden, the Membership Secretary, at the address below. The instructions are on the form. Once you are a member you will be asked to send information for the brochure entry and the website.
The forms need returning by 31st March 2016 at the latest but I would encourage you to send it back as soon as possible. Browse the latest brochure so you know what you might be missing.
A total of approximately 11,165 actual direct tourism jobs are supported by the existence of the £501 million tourism spend in Shropshire. This spend supports a further 3,602 indirect and induced non-tourism jobs, therefore, making approximately 14,767 jobs supported by the tourism spend in Shropshire. Our churches are a vital part of this industry, the second largest in the county.
You have already found our website which is being improved all the time. Membership ensures your parish entry on this website.
Training and information days are being planned to help parishes with ideas for welcoming visitors.
An occasional Newsletter is sent to members.
We are planning a Facebook Page too!
If you are not the person who can make decisions about membership, then please pass on to the most appropriate person or group in your parish. Please encourage others to join too. Spread the news of this pro-active and practical support group for all Churches.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you need to.
Picture: Melverley Church on the banks of the Severn
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Membership Application Form