FRANCE – Churches open their doors for fourth “Nuit des églises”

Subscriptions for the Nuit des Eglises have now opened. This yearly event is organized for the fourth time by the online platform Narthex, an initiative of the Église de France. On the night of July 5th, churches across France will open their doors to the public, hoping to draw in those who do not usually visit and heighten their visibility. The Nuit des Eglises website proposes a list of ideas participating churches can draw on to organize events, guided visits, musical performances, and other ways to present their building and the heritage it contains to the public. These proposals are grouped into three categories: heritage, music, and liturgy. In the 2013 edition, some 600 churches participated in the Nuit des Églises.

Read about the initiative in French here.

A volunteer explains his enthusiasm for the Nuit des Eglises.