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  • St Mary's Paddington breaks new ground

    5 Dec 2017

    St Mary Magdalene Church in Paddington, London, was chosen by the Friends of the National Churches Trust as the first winner of our Friends Grant in June 2017. We follow their progress as they celebrate the ground-breaking for their major community development project.

  • Bright future for Brighton church

    31 Oct 2017

    In June 2016, the National Churches Trust awarded a £40,000 Cornerstone Grant for major repairs to St Mary’s church in Kemp Town, Brighton. The magnificent Victorian building, previously considered for closure by the Church of England, has now been given a new lease of life and is a vibrant centre for community.

  • Top tips for a successful project from St Wilfrid, Burnsall

    5 Oct 2017

    The National Churches Trust’s Grants Manager, Catherine Townsend, shares some of the top tips from Anthony Crawford, churchwarden at one of our recent grantee churches, St Wilfrid in Burnsall, North Yorkshire. It was awarded a £10,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant in July 2017.

  • Capel y Tabernacl, Treforys

    28 Sep 2017

    Mae arweinyddion y llywodraeth ac arweinyddion dinesig wedi ymuno yn y dathliadau i nodi lle Capel y Tabernacl, Treforys yn hoff eglwys neu gapel Cymru.

  • Morriston Tabernacle Chapel celebrates

    28 Sep 2017

    Government and civic leaders have joined the celebrations to mark Morriston Tabernacle Chapel’s place as Wales’ favourite church or chapel.

  • Climb the church spire with WallWalkers Ltd

    17 Jul 2017

    WallWalkers Ltd, a member of our Professional Trades Directory, is a rope access company specialising in historical and listed building conservation, repair and maintenance.

  • Search for Wales' favourite church or chapel

    12 Jul 2017

    With over 4,500 churches and chapels, Wales has some of the most beautiful and historic religious buildings in the world. Broadcaster Huw Edwards has launched the search to find your favourite.

  • HRH The Duke of Gloucester to help find the UK’s best church architecture

    29 May 2017

    The 2017 Church Architecture Awards awards celebrate the work of architects creating new church buildings and safeguarding the UK’s church heritage.

  • Penzance church wins 2017 Marsh Award for Innovative Church Projects

    19 May 2017

    Temple Church has connections to events of both national and international significance. It was founded as the English home of the Knights Templar. The tomb of William Marshal also link it to Magna Carta. Marshal was fundamental in both setting out the terms of the charter and organising its sealing at Runnymede. For 800 years Magna Carta has been employed as a beacon of liberty and democracy, and Temple Church is a physical embodiment of the same.

  • Traditional terracotta from Norfolk Pamments Ltd

    30 Apr 2017

    Norfolk Pamments Ltd are a member of the National Churches Trust’s Professional Trades Directory. The family run firm makes traditional terracotta tiles from local clay and sand.Here, Director Annie Leigh explains their work:Our pamments (or...

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