Local Treasures: looking after the UK's church buildings

A special event and awards ceremony to celebrate the unsung local heroes who look after church buildings.

Join us on Friday 20th November, at the start of National Maintenance Week, for a special free online event organised by the National Churches Trust and The Pilgrim Trust to shine a light on the people who look after local church buildings. To register, click here.

  • We will announce the winning local groups for The Nayler Awards: for excellence in church maintenance 2020, awarding £12,500 in prizes to go towards the care of one winning church and two runners up. These awards are supported by The Pilgrim Trust
  • We will announce the winners and discover the projects nominated for the National Churches Trust Friends' Vote 2020.
  • Find out about our nominees' churches, chapels or meeting houses.
  • Exclusive clips from new videos about maintenance by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)

Churches and chapels in our villages, towns and cities have extraordinary heritage value and significance. They are also places for the delivery of outstanding voluntary activities, as outlined in our recent report ‘The House of Good’.

Maintenance is absolutely essential to keep church buildings in good condition, open and able to welcome and serve the public. Much of this crucial work is organised or carried out on a voluntary basis by local people. Yet, their vital contribution is frequently unrecognised. Help us to change that and join us to celebrate their endeavours.

This event is for people who look after local churches, chapels and meeting houses in the UK and for anyone who is passionate about the UK's unique heritage of faith buildings.

This free event is organised by the National Churches Trust in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust.

To register, click here.