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A Church Trail is a question sheet that guides children and accompanying adults around a church and encourages them to engage with the architecture, history and furnishings. The Arts Society (TAS) members voluntarily give their time to research and write the questions and corresponding answer sheets. The aim is to encourage 8-12 year olds and their families to learn about the building and inspire them to visit and enjoy other churches. Church trails are researched, written and designed in a child friendly format. They are produced on two-sided A4 sheets to keep the cost of reproduction to a minimum.

Once a trail has been tested, the TAS members provide a CD and hard copy of the questions and answers to the church. The local TAS Society bears the small cost of making the trail and setting it up in the church. The church then funds the maintenance of supplies of the trail.

TAS Thames Estuary is currently working on a Church Trail (or Children's Trail as they are now being called) for St. Clement Leigh on Sea.