Become a Friend of the National Churches Trust to help us cherish churches for future generations


The National Churches Trust supports church buildings throughout the UK and keeps them at the heart of their communities. By joining us, you can help us to save their history and architecture.

Join today for just £30 a year

As you can see from Bill Bryson, Joanna Lumley, and Michael Palin’s favourite churches, every one is different. Each has a unique local story to tell, one that reveals the history of Britain. 

Thanks to our Friends and supporters, in 2016 we were able to award grants to churches totalling almost £1.4 million, helping to enable 166 projects at places of worship throughout the UK and keeping their stories alive.

Your support makes a vital difference to our work, and you will receive a gift of English Parish Churches and Chapels, an inspiring book by Matthew Byrne, fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

You'll also receive:

  • A subscription to our bi-annual Friends Newsletter and regular e-newsletters, including details of the churches we've helped
  • A copy of our Annual Review, packed with articles and features from historians, writers and church leaders
  • Invitations to our programme of fascinating events, including church tours, speakers, and our very popular Christmas Carol Service
  • Access to a range of offers and discounts including books and study tours.

You'll save £5 a year by signing up with Direct Debit.

Join today for just £30 a year