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Amazing churches are important all year round

All around the UK, churches, chapels and meeting houses are open for you.
Find out how you can help them remain open and in use.

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Four choristers singing in front of a Christmas tree in a church.
Andy Sillett & NCT

Get an early bird ticket for Carols by Candlelight

You’re invited to our annual Carols by Candlelight concert on Thursday 14 December, 7pm-9pm at Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair, London. The first 100 tickets we’re selling at an early bird rate of only £30, which includes refreshments. After these are sold, tickets will increase by £5.

Get your ticket now

Apply for a Small grant

The deadline for the next round of our Small grants is on Tuesday 31 October. Find out more about how a grant from us can support your church and how to apply. Our small grants have rolling deadlines throughout the year, so keep an eye open for the next one.


Find out about Cherish

Cherish is now live! This new project includes training, support, advice and funding for places of worship in Scotland, Wales and North West England (Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester).

Holmersfield St Mary exterior
Lucy Hammond

Keeping churches open

32 more historic churches and meeting houses are now safe for the future. Find out about the difference the Heritage Stimulus Fund grants have made to amazing churches across the UK.

Church of the Week

Church of the Week

Nevern, Pembrokeshire

Nevern St Brynach Church in Pembrokeshire, Wales, was first built in 540 by St Brynach himself. There is lots of sacred heritage in the area, and at St Brynach Church, history is quite literally written into the walls itself. The oldest section of the current church is the tower, which was built in 1380. But despite periods of rebuilding, stones from the first church remain at the site today. These stones feature inscriptions in Latin, as well as Ogham – an ancient Irish alphabet. In 2020 the National Churches Trust awarded Nevern St Brynach a £15,000 grant to repair the tower roof, so that this building will still be here for generations to come.

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David Osborne-Broad

Our impact in numbers

  • Over 2000 Churches and chapels

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

  • £ 1.6 million awarded in 2022

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

  • 18 Churches and chapels

    Removed from the Heritage at Risk Register in 2022 with the support of our grants.