The Norfolk Churches Trust was established in 1976 as a result of the threat of redundancy and in some cases demolition of medieval churches. The trust supports church buildings with advice and grant aid to ensure they are maintained as places of worship in the County of Norfolk and the Diocese of Norwich.
The Trust also leases from the Diocese thirteen churches no longer serving as parish churches. These have been repaired and made wind and watertight. The most recently received churches are still in the process of being repaired with the help of volunteers, contractors and appointed architects. Occasional services are held by permitted clergy and thus continue in use for worship.