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The latest news about our work supporting the UK's churches. If you need more information, contact our Communications Manager, Rachael Adams on 07742 800598 or

Philip Rutnam at Ride+Stride
Philip Rutnam

Our new Chairman

Sir Philip Rutnam has become the new Chairman of the National Churches Trust.


Ride+Stride for churches 2022

Thousands of people took part in the annual Ride+Stride fundraiser for historic churches on Saturday 10 September 2022.

The Queen
Mike Swift

We are celebrating The Queen’s support for the UK’s churches

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has been our Royal Patron since 1953 when we were founded as the Historic Churches Preservation Trust. In that time we have supported over 12,000 churches with grants and loans in excess of £100 million.

Coventry Cathedral after the Blitz

Churches are so much more than buildings

The death and injury of many thousands of people is – without a doubt - the most distressing aspect of the war. But the damage and destruction of religious heritage evokes a particular sadness. Places of worship are sacred buildings and their violation is abhorrent. They are also rich in heritage; created over many years through the work of craftspeople and artists.