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Going, Going, Saved!

Saving a church is at your fingertips. Bid now for your chance to win one of our amazing prizes, including a private tour of Sheerness Dockyard Church with Sir Michael Palin.

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Every Church Counts: Our six point plan

Hundreds of churches face closure and a national plan is urgently needed to help secure their future. With the General Election fast approaching on 4 July, we are calling on all candidates, heritage organisations and Christian denominations to work together to tackle the UK’s single biggest heritage challenge.

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Our impact in numbers

  • Over 2000 Churches and chapels

    We've helped keep open, in good repair and supporting local people since 2007.

  • £ 2 million awarded in 2023

    To churches and chapels for urgent repairs, new facilities such as loos and kitchens and essential maintenance.

  • 7 Churches and chapels

    Removed from the Heritage at Risk Register in 2023 with the support of our grants.


How to find volunteers for your church

Finding volunteers to help keep your church open and able to serve your community can be difficult. But support is out there to help you to not only recruit new volunteers, but to keep them engaged with your church. Ruth, from St Hilda in Redcar, shares some advice that helped their church attract volunteers.

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Online training: Social media essentials and new ideas

Have you got a story to share? Whether your church is starting a fundraising campaign, sharing recent repair or conservation work, or promoting an activity or event, we've got some great advice in this free workshop from 2-3pm on Tuesday 2 July.

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Karen Hind

Church of the Week

Built on the site of a sixth century Celtic monastery, Paisley Abbey was founded in 1163 by Walter Fitzalan, a Breton knight who was brought to Scotland by King David I and became the first High Steward of Scotland. Thirteen monks from Shropshire moved to Paisley to start the monastery, and the abbey became very wealthy due to it's royal patronage and extensive trade in the town with the continent. Paisley Abbey was a centre of learning and it is believed that William Wallace was taught by the monks there. Robert the Bruce's daughter, Marjory, tragically died in a riding accident whilst pregnant and was buried in the Abbey. However, her son remarkably survived and became King Robert II of Scotland, the first of the Stewart monarchs. Paisley Abbey is therefore known as the Cradle of the House of Stewart.

If you'd like to experience this magnificent building for yourself, you can place a bid at our online auction for a private tour of Paisley Abbey with afternoon tea and goody bag from the shop, for up to six people.

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There is no bigger issue facing the UK’s heritage than the future of its churches. Help us in our mission to keep churches open and in use for generations to come.

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