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About us

We want to keep churches open and in use.

Churches, chapels and meeting houses are impressive, exciting and surprising places.

Whether seeking quiet reflection access to critical community services, a warm welcome, a place to worship, or a space to explore open-mouthed, we believe they should be loved and supported. Available to all.

Working together with churches across all four nations, we help to maintain these wonderful historic buildings and keep them thriving today, and tomorrow.

Our Vision

Our vision is that church buildings across the UK are well maintained, open to everyone, sustainable and valued.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help keep the UK’s wonderful collection of church buildings well maintained, valued and used.

Who are we?

Our people

We are a small staff team, centred in Westminster, as well as a trustee board made of representatives from across the UK.

Our patrons and presidents

We're hugely proud of our continued Royal patronage, and the support of our Presidents and Vice-Presidents.

Our grants committee

Our grants committee meets three times a year and decides which churches in need of support will receive grants from us.

Our annual review 2021

Details of our work over the last year, including where we made the biggest difference to churches across the UK, can be found in our Annual Review.

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Our history

We have been supporting churches for more than 200 years. Read the history of the National Churches Trust and the charities whose work we continue.

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Our history

We have been supporting churches for more than 200 years. Read the history of the National Churches Trust and the charities whose work we continue.

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More questions?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions.

FAQs