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Amazing churches are important all year round

At moments of national reflection or celebration, crisis or Christmas they are open for you. Find out how you can ensure that churches remain open and in use.

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Repairs to St Mary and Holy Trinity, Bow
(c) St Mary and Holy Trinity (Bow)

Changes to our grants in 2023

We are making some changes to our grants programme to help you apply for funding for your church. This includes changes to the names of our grants and to the range of projects that can be funded.

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Carols by Candlelight

Join us on Wednesday 14 December for an evening of music and readings at historic St James, Picadilly, with special guests Sir Michael Palin, broadcaster Huw Edwards, author Bill Bryson and comedian Hugh Dennis.

Katalin Lowley

Christmas Cards

Get ready for the Christmas season with our beautiful Christmas cards, featuring images of historic churches in the snow. Proceeds will go towards supporting churches across the UK.

Community in church
National Churches Trust

Support for churches

In the run-up to the 2022 Autumn Statement, Sir Philip Rutnam, our Chairman, has urged the Government to provide regular financial support to church buildings to help support local communities and the vulnerable.

Church of the week

Church of the week

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

'The Light of the North', St Magnus Cathedral's history goes back over 850 years. Constructed of two kinds of Orkney sandstone, this building is an essential part of any visit to Orkney. We were proud to declare St Magnus the winner for Scotland of the first ever Open for Visitors award at the National Church Awards.

View Kirkwall St Magnus Cathedral
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.

  • £ 5.2 million awarded in 2021

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

  • 14 Churches and chapels

    Removed from the Heritage at Risk Register in 2021 with the support of our grants.