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The charter

In agreement with the assignee

Open the church to visitors, at least during: 

  • 8 consecutive weeks, during the summer period
  • 3 days a week
  • 4 hours per day

Provide a reception area to have access to the network's communication tools (guest books, brochure cards, etc.) and information on the building and the life of the parish.  

Create a welcoming atmosphere, with music, fresh flowers, welcome text, etc. If necessary and possible, provide reception staff. 

Participate in the training courses offered by the association on themes specific to the conservation and enhancement of churches. 

Carry out or update the inventory of the church (contact the competent services of your department / diocese: DRAC and Diocesan Commissions for Sacred Art). 

Secure your church with simple means and common sense without forgetting to work with the help of the competent services 

Open your church at national and/or international events: 

  • during the Night of the Churches (1st week of July)
  • during the European Heritage Days (3rd weekend in September)

Use the "Open Churches" logo for promotional purposes or to guide visitors to the church*

Inform the association of events organized in the church to feed the website.

Undertake to pay the annual membership fee to the network.  

* The logo is a registered trademark and may only be used in this form. The right to use the logo may be withdrawn if it is found that the commitments made are not respected. 

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