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  • 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...

  • CofE church attendance stablises

    21 Mar 2014

    The Church of England has released figures showing that church attendance has been stable over the past ten years.

  • Cornerstone grant for Northern Ireland church

    19 Mar 2014

    The refurbished Church of The Holy and Undivided Trinity in Magheralin, Craigavon, will provide a warm and bright welcome.

  • Leicester spire re-build needs £600,000

    12 Mar 2014

    The spire of St Mary de Castro in Leicester has been a landmark for many centuries.

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