Book of Benefactors


Our Book of Benefactors records, with gratitude, the names of 786 supporters of our work who, since 1954 have left a bequest to the Historic Churches Preservation Trust and to the National Churches Trust.

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We hope that we have managed to include the names of everyone who has supported our work in this way. However, please do let us know if you have any information about anyone whose name you think should be included or if any information needs to be updated.

Fighting a battle

In 2018 we received 12 legacies ranging from £500 to over £400,000. We are very grateful to all our legators for their generous bequests.

Many of the UK’s historic churches, chapels and meeting houses are fighting a battle against the ravages of time. Today, we need to ensure that they get the repairs, maintenance and renovations they need to remain at the heart of local communities.

It is no exaggeration to say that without gifts in Wills some of the UK’s church heritage could be lost forever. Remembering the National Churches Trust through a legacy helps us to keep the UK’s precious church buildings alive for generations to come.

That’s why we remember with gratitude the people who have helped us in such an important way.

If you would like to find out how you can help keep the UK’s churches alive, please call Claire Walker, our Chief Executive on 020 7222 0605 or email