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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.


Carols by candlelight

They were taking part in a special concert of Carols by Candlelight at St James's church, Piccadilly on Thursday 16 December. Huw Edwards, journalist, presenter and BBC News lead presenter, and who...

St John the Baptist Bilborough

Christmas funding boost for 47 churches

The Christmas funding package from the National Churches Trust is our third and final funding round in 2021. £155,700 of the funding supporting 27 grants is provided by Wolfson Fabric Repair Grants,...


New Chairman appointed

He will take up his new role from September 2022 for a period of five years. Sir Philip said: "I am honoured and delighted to be the next Chairman of the National Churches Trust. I have been visiting...