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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.


How to set up a museum in your church

Churches, chapels and meeting houses are the guardians of generations of local history. This amazing heritage is too precious not to be shared and enjoyed by all. Let us head to Northern Ireland, where the team at Strabane Church of the Immaculate Conception share how they turned their historic church into a visitor destination.

Four people sit on a pew, facing the camera, in RCCG Church, Edinburgh
Chris Hoskins / National Churches Trust

They bought a church building – now they have to keep it running

When the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) church outgrew the buildings, they were renting, they bought an abandoned church. The disused building has been transformed into a thriving community church. And this is just stage one of the journey.

An aerial photograph of Llanfihangel Y Creuddyn St Michael Church
Iestyn Leyshon

How being turned down for a grant helped a church reach new heights

St Michael Church in Llanfihangel y Creuddyn in Wales got turned down for a large grant that would help save their tower. But being rejected ended up being the best thing for the church and the local community. Find out what happened next.

Two people with his-vis jackets standing in front of a church
Nina McNeary

How dry rot almost shut down a thriving church

Dry rot is a disaster for church buildings, as it can cause them to collapse. Find out how a thriving church in Northern Ireland faced up to the problem.