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Church membership

Be a part of our network for good; with access to training, promotion and expert support

We think churches are brilliant places

Do you work or volunteer at your local church, chapel or meeting house?

Would you like to join a network of similar people across the country. You’ll be helped by us to share information, support each other and discover tips and specialist skills to care for and share your building.

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Join the National Churches Trust as a Church Member or Church Member+

Churches are impressive, exciting and surprising. We want to keep them open and in use. The National Churches Trust is the only national charity that supports churches, chapels and meeting houses across the whole of the UK to remain open, doing good work in their communities and offering a warm welcome to all who visit.

We know you work hard to look after your church, and we want to help. We’ve been supporting churches for nearly 70 years and our team have a wealth of skills and experience.

We will:

  • Understand the issues affecting your church so we can provide better support at the right time
  • Represent your needs at a national level, campaigning for increased funding and more
  • Create a network and share inspiration and best practice
  • Provide advice, support, training and toolkits
  • Include your church in engaging storytelling, PR, marketing campaigns and tourism promotion
  • Raise funds to invest back into churches

Be a part of our storytelling

Churches are great places to visit.

You will join the growing Explore section of our website, featuring regional guides, events, church trails, amazing themed articles and more. These pages are the inspiration for much of our social media, where we will feature your church and it’s unique story.

We will also help you to open your doors, tell your stories and discover how welcoming visitors can help sustain your church through our tourism training and support.

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Church Member or Church Member+


Church Member+

For £80+vat per year you will join our growing number of church members, helping us to understand your needs and protect treasured church heritage across the UK. Not only will your support make a vital difference to our work, but you will also enjoy:

  • Member plaque and postcards to display in your church
  • Regular updates from us to help you make the most of your membership, including subscription to our bi-annual Friends newsletter and monthly Friends enewsletter
  • Discounts on equipment (e.g. visitor counter, roof alarm, maintenance toolkit)
  • Early access to National Churches Trust events and activities
  • Early access to enter our annual National Church Awards
  • Full page enhanced entry with photograph gallery in the Explore section of our website
  • Donate function on your page, linked directly to your online giving portal or website
  • Promotion in our National Churches Trust handbook of churches to visit
  • Be part of our PR campaigns, including tourism promotion, inclusion in themed pages and blogs posts, together with associated PR
  • Inclusion in our social media posts and stories
  • List 3 bookable group experiences for free, with each listing promoted by us
  • Attend any of our regular training sessions at a discount
  • Access two free training sessions per year
  • Access to online publicity toolkits and training videos
  • Be a part of our church support network, to connect with other people and share ideas and information

Church Member

For £30+vat per year you will join our growing number of church members, helping us to understand your needs and protect treasured church heritage across the UK. Not only will your support make a vital difference to our work, but you will also enjoy:

  • Member plaque and postcards to display in your church
  • Regular updates from us to help you make the most of your membership, including subscription to our bi-annual Friends newsletter and monthly Friends enewsletter
  • Discounts on equipment (e.g. visitor counter, roof alarm, maintenance toolkit)
  • Early access to National Churches Trust events and activities
  • Early access to enter our annual National Church Awards
  • Detailed entry with photograph gallery in the Explore section of our website
  • Possible promotion in our National Churches Trust handbook of churches to visit (depending on space)
  • Possible inclusion in our social media posts and stories
  • Attend any of our regular training sessions at a discount
  • Be a part of our church support network, to connect with other people and share ideas and information

Enquire today

Our new church membership scheme will go live soon, when you will be able to join through a simple to complete form. However, in the meantime please let us know that you are interested, or ask us any questions by email.

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