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Hello Friend!

We help protect beautiful and historic churches throughout the UK.  Churches are impressive, exciting and suprising places and as well as being beautiful buildings do so much to help local people. Join our growing family of Friends and help us keep churches open and in use today, and tomorrow.

Your support as a Friend will make a vital difference to our work. Since 2007 we have helped over 2,000 churches, chapels and meeting houses in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

An annual Friend's subscription of just £40, if you subscribe by Direct Debit, can help us keep more of the UK's fantastic church buildings open for future generations.

In 2021 we awarded £5.2 million in grants for urgent repairs and installing vital facilities such as loos and kitchens, and helped to remove 14 churches from the Historic England Heritage At Risk Register.

  • You will receive a gift of 'The Treasures of English Churches', a delightful book celebrating the stunning art, architecture and furnishing of English churches with breath-taking photography by Dr Matthew Byrne, fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
  • If you like visiting beautiful churches, our website makes it easy for you to discover more of the nation's wonderful church architecture and heritage.
  • Each year you will also receive a complimentary copy of our Annual Review and our bi-annual Friends Newsletter. Our monthly e-newsletter will keep you up to date with all our work, and you will be the first to know about our exciting events including church tours and talks. 

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The scale of our challenge

  • 39000 UK church buildings

    A treasured heritage with unique needs.

  • 900 Churches

    on the Historic England At Risk Register

  • £ 1 billion repair bill

    for parish churches in the next five years.