Night of churches is a proposal of the Church of France. The event first started in 2011. Its implementation is entrusted to the online journal Narthex.fr. Emmanuel Bellanger, Head of Narthex and P. Gilles Drouin, pastor of Etampes (91) and a member of the steering committee will explain in a few words what the event “Night of Churches”:
The two key ideas that guided our thinking before starting this proposal the “Night of churches” were: opening Christian buildings that are closed or open only very rarely, and inviting primarily local Christian communities and other inhabitants in whose every-day lives these churches play a part that they do not necessarily know.