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Read our latest blogs and stories of churches we have helped and the people who help look after churches to keep them open, in good repair and being used for the benefit of local communities.

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DavidPHoward

Grant of the Month: Holy Trinity, Norton Juxta Twycross

In a new feature, we take a closer look at how our funding is making a difference to churches and the people who use them. This week it's Holy Trinity church in the Leicestershire village of Norton Juxta Twycross.

The Queen
Mike Swift

We are celebrating The Queen’s support for the UK’s churches

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has been our Royal Patron since 1953 when we were founded as the Historic Churches Preservation Trust. In that time we have supported over 12,000 churches with grants and loans in excess of £100 million.

St Barnebas, Cambridge
Archangel

Churches are our living heritage

Nigel Walter, Director of Archangel Architects and Trustee of the National Churches Trust, spoke about his 'narrative approach' developed to address the nature and challenges of living religious heritage at an online masterclass for the Future for Religious Heritage (FRH), a not-for-profit organisation of charities and conservation professionals working to protect religious heritage buildings across Europe.

Coventry Cathedral after the Blitz

Churches are so much more than buildings

The death and injury of many thousands of people is – without a doubt - the most distressing aspect of the war. But the damage and destruction of religious heritage evokes a particular sadness. Places of worship are sacred buildings and their violation is abhorrent. They are also rich in heritage; created over many years through the work of craftspeople and artists.

Church recorders
Eddie Tulasiewicz

Find out how to become a Church Recorder

The voluntary work of church recording involves a team of up to ten people researching and documenting the artistic and historical heritage of a church.

Waltham Forest Engineering

Waltham Forest Engineering

When thieves stole a beautiful brass pulpit rail from a Victorian church in Kent, a replica was made by Waltham Forest Engineering Ltd (WFE), which undertakes heritage metalwork projects across London and the South East.