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Help save the UK's historic churches

Become a Friend of the National Churches Trust

Your support will make a vital difference and help even more historic churches remain open and in use for generations to come.

Benefits of your membership

  • Taking part in the Friends Vote. Each summer, you'll be able to decide – along with other Friends – which church in the UK to award an additional grant of £10,000 to in order to help with urgent repairs and maintenance. The winner of this grant is announced at our annual National Church Awards in November.
  • The first to know about important news and events. You'll receive a copy of our Annual Review, our bi-annual Friends Magazine, monthly email newsletter and invitations to exciting events, including church tours.
  • A free book when you join. New Friends receive a joining gift of 'The Treasures of English Churches', a delightful and inspiring book of beautiful photographs by Dr Matthew Byrne, fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, or Matthew's forthcoming comparable volume.


Choose your membership



Join our growing family of Friends and help us to protect the nation's beautiful churches for as little as £40 a year.



With a one-off donation of £500, your membership will support more churches and chapels to remain open for future generations to enjoy.


Cornerstone Club

Join the Cornerstone Club of our closest supporters and enjoy a deepened involvement in our work from £50 a month.



Join with someone special and help churches continue to be community centres for their cities, towns and villages from £70.



Delight your friends with a gift that supports beautiful church buildings across the nation. Gift welcome pack includes a copy of 'Treasures of English Churches', a delightful and inspiring book of photographs.


Why join the National Churches Trust?

"I became a Friend to support churches and make sure these beautiful buildings survive for future generations. Regardless of the religious aspects of churches, their architectural significance and the part they have played in our history is important and worth protecting"

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