The National Churches Trust responds to news of the planned church closures in Wigan.
We’re selling Christmas Cards for you to send to your friends and family this festive season. Five of the cards in each pack feature this picture of Currie Kirk Parish Church, Midlothian, Scotland and the other five feature a beautiful winter photo of Braithwell St James Church in South Yorkshire. Every purchase will help us to support churches to be well maintained and open for all.
Over 200 churches were nominated this year for the National Church Awards from across the UK, from which a judging panel selected the 45 finalists. There have been churches, chapels and meeting houses of all different sizes, styles and traditions, all showing that they do amazing things.
Church of the Week
Dunbar St Anne Church in East Lothian, Scotland, is a Grade B Listed Gothic Revival Church that was designed by Sir Robert Rowan Anderson and built between 1888-1890. One of the standout features at Dunbar St Anne’s Church is the interior ceiling, which has been created to resemble an upturned boat. These beautiful beams pay homage to the traditional fishing industry of the coastal town where the church is located. But keeping brilliant features like this ceiling in great condition is no easy feat. It takes planning, teamwork and time. And at this year’s National Church Awards, this work was recognised, as St Anne’s Dunbar was the Scotland winner of the Nayler Awards for Excellence in Church Maintenance.View Dunbar St Anne
Over 2000 Churches and chapels
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To churches and chapels for urgent repairs, new facilities such as loos and kitchens and essential maintenance.
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Removed from the Heritage at Risk Register in 2022 with the support of our grants.