The church of St Mary’s, Stoke-by-Nayland in Suffolk, on a sunny day. Angela Colclough

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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Stained glass inside Redcliffe St Mary Church, Bristol
Ioan Said

Every Church Counts

With hundreds of churches facing closure, a national plan is urgently needed to help secure their future. We are calling on the UK Government, heritage organisations and Christian denominations to work together to tackle the UK’s single biggest heritage challenge.

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Outside Hornby St Margaret Church
Hornby St Margaret PCC

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Are you an experienced Project Manager who wants to help keep churches well maintained, valued and in use? You could make a massive difference to the UK's churches, chapels, and meeting houses by joining our team. Click here to find out more.

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MikeSwift

Upcoming training: Fundraising Fundamentals with Claire Walker

Join us online on Tuesday 12 March for this free online session. Whether you are right at the start of your journey, or looking to top up your campaign total we've got some great advice. Claire has been Chief Executive of the National Churches Trust since 2011 and has a wide range of fundraising experience in the charity sector.

Church of the Week

Church of the Week

Finchley , Greater London

Established in the 12th century, the oldest parts of the church can be found in the tower and the north wall, as well as the font which was dug up from the rectory garden in the 19th century. The walls date back to the 15th century whilst the font is much older and dates back to the 12th century. The church was a muse for one of Britain's most famous painters, as it was painted in watercolours by J M W Turner in 1793. We are delighted to be supporting St Mary's with their project to repair the slate roof, ensuring that this beautiful church can continue to serve its local community for many years to come.

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Exterior image of Whiteparish All Saints Church
Paul Gooderham

Donate now to help churches stay open and in good repair

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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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.