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  • Welome for publication of English Heritage's 'At Risk Register'

    23 Oct 2014

    887 of Englands's places of worship are 'At Risk'The National Churches Trust has welcomed the publication of English Heritage’s 2014 ‘Heritage At Risk Register’ which shows that 887 places of worship are physically 'at risk',  facing a...

  • Demand grows for church toilets and roof repairs

    26 Sep 2014

    Funding for toilets and roof repairs tops requests made to the National Churches Trust grant programmes, figures released by the UK’s church repair and support charity show as it publishes its Annual Review for 2013-2014.

  • History isn't a thing; it's a relationship

    25 Sep 2014

    Olivia Horsfall Turner, historian, writer and broadcaster writes about the relationship between history and the future of church buildings. Her article features in the National Churches Trust Annual Review for 2013-2014, first published in 2014.

  • National Musicians' Church - St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

    11 Jul 2014

    St Oswald’s is at the end of ‘The Cobbles’, a traditional cobbled road. It is a wonderful, much loved, black and white timber framed building, set is a beautiful churchyard. It is close to the Bells of Peover Pub, and enjoys a spectacular back drop of open fields and the Peover Eye river.

  • Repair works start at St Michael’s Church, Cwmafan, South Wales

    24 Jun 2014

    One of the historic highlights of this Devon church is an organ built in 1696 by Christian and Bernard Schmidt. This massive instrument is beautifully carved, and was rebuilt in 1867. Some of the carvings are attributed to Grinling Gibbons or his studio. The organ was used for the first performance of Mendelssohn's 'Wedding March'. It was played by organist Samuel Reay at the wedding of Dorothy Carew and Tom Daniel on 2 June 1847.

  • Latest grants to safeguard historic churches

    23 Jun 2014

    We've announced a £330,000 repair and rescue package for 21 of the UK’s most historic and community-minded churches and chapels.

  • Secular Europe backs religious heritage

    3 Jun 2014

    4 out of 5 Europeans think that religious buildings are essential for community life, and want them used more widely.

  • Survey your church building with a drone

    23 Apr 2014

    Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are starting to be used to survey church buildings.

  • Bath Quaker Meeting House Upgrade

    11 Apr 2014

    The pretty white church of St James in Charlestown, Baildon is a late 19th century painted tongue and groove timber building. It was moved to Yorkshire from Essex by traction engine in 1904.

  • Modernise churches to attract new visitors

    28 Mar 2014

    Claire Walker, CEO of the National Churches Trust, has written about the importance of church repairs in a letter published in the Daily Telegraph. In a letter published on 27 March 2014, Claire Walker wrote:Dear Sir,Over the past decade...

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