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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.

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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.

A photograph of Sheerness Dockyard Church
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Church of the Week

Constructed in 1828, Sheerness Dockyard Church was built as part of a comprehensive rebuilding of Sheerness dockyard on the Isle of Sheppey. The church was rebuilt and remodelled after a fire in 1881, and remained a church until the 1970s when it was deconsecrated. The building served as a youth centre and sports club, until being severely damaged by another fire in 2001. Last year, the church reopened to the public thanks to the work of Dockyard church and now functions as an enterprise centre to support 16 - 30 year olds setting up their own businesses. If you'd like to have a private tour of Sheerness Dockyard Church with Michael Palin, take a look at our 2024 auction and get your bids in before Friday 28 June.

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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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