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Interested in Membership ?

SCTG Shropshire Churches Tourism Group

Dear friends,

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.

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, 2014 and 2015 it will cost £60 per parish. It is simple to join. Just complete the Application Form and send it with a cheque made payable to SCTG to Lorna Taylor, the Membership Secretary. 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 2014 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 out on.

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.

SCTG Other Plans - The Annual General Meeting is on the 18th March 2014 from 10am at St Mary’s Church in Shawbury.  There will be some exhibitions to look at, a chance to meet other members and the Executive Committee members.

You have already found our website which is being improved all the time. Membership ensures your parish entry on this website site.

Training and information days will be assessed after consultation with members, but as a result of the Festival of Churches, plans are in place for a County event in 2014 offering a choice of seminars and workshops that will help parishes.

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.

Anni Holden, Secretary of SCTG
Director of Communications
The Palace, Hereford HR4 9BL
01432 373342 or 07889 186316