Religiana – mobile technology for religious heritage sites from FRHEurope

Religiana aims to become the reference site in religious heritage – through effortless interlinking to other sites – and aims to become economically self-sustaining – through a small levy on donations.

Religiana encourages contributors to articulate their financial needs and users to make tax efficient on-line donations.

Provide the general public with on-line multilingual information about:

  • Churches and other religious buildings, their history, architecture and contents;
  • Details of events and activities taking place within them;
  • Opening hours;
  • Church trails and pilgrimages.

Help managers of individual churches and associated NGOs to:

  • Promote the interests or activities of their church or NGO;
  • Build virtual communities of interested individuals;
  • Receive on-line donations / Manage tax credits.

Develop a single source of accurate up to date information about Europe’s religious heritage to:

  • Permit its systematic promotion to visitors via e.g. tour operators or guidebooks;
  • Provide factual evidence of the sector’s economic and social value

Religiana will:

  • Increase visitor numbers to the ‘Biggest Museum in Europe’;
  • Promote churches as centres of the local community and history;
  • Increase donations to places of worship by articulating needs and maximising fiscal benefits;
  • Provide the factual foundation for a convincing ‘Case for Churches’.

Find it on It is being piloted in the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • The prototype is now functional;
  • The next step is to add content by ‘crowd sourcing’;
  • An initial ambition is to provide translations into English;
  • Thereafter, Religiana will be extended to other countries and regions.

Check the presentation.

TRY on your smartphone, PC or pad.
© Religiana is developed by FRH in partnership with national/regional partners