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 your church like to join our network?

As a member you will be able to access benefits and support. You'll be joining similar people, also caring for churches chapels and meeting houses across the country. We can also help you to share information, support each other and discover tips and specialist skills to care for and share your building.


Join the National Churches Trust as a 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 over 70 years and our team have a wealth of skills and experience. For our church members, we:

  • 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 its unique story. We will 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.


Our new church membership scheme is live

Click here to go through to the membership form.
We will ask for your details, and for those of the church you are signing up.
You can pay by card, or direct debit.

Sign up here

Church Membership

Church membership has a range of benefits, plus you'll be supporting our work to campaign and provide grants for churches and chapels across the UK. You will join our growing number of church members, helping us to understand your needs and protect treasured church heritage, making a vital difference to our work.

Church Membership cost: £50+vat per year = £60

General benefits

  • Member plaque and postcards to display in your church
  • Regular emails from us to help you make the most of your membership
  • Early access to National Churches Trust events and activities
  • Discounts on equipment (e.g. visitor counter, roof alarm, maintenance toolkit)

Promoting your church

Your church, chapel and meeting house is amazing. We can help promote your church, tell your stories, and share your events and activities.

Member Page on the National Churches Trust website
  Be part of our PR campaigns, including tourism promotion 
  Chance to be included in our social media posts and stories 
  List 3 group experiences on our website 

We will continue to create innovating and engaging tourism content on our website and social media. We will always include any church, chapel or meeting house which we think our digital audience will be interested in but will always prioritise our members.

We are also exploring other ways to promote church members in coming years. This might include a handbook for church visitors, or a churches festival. All church members will be invited to make suggestions and input into planning these activities.