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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


The future of the UK's church buildings (news)

We have launched a national debate to help safeguard the future of the UK's local churches. We want you to take part.   With an increasing number of churches and chapels facing closure, 'The Future...


£2 million funding boost for local churches

The funding comes from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, part of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund. It will help remove eight of them from the Historic England 'Heritage at Risk' Register and secure...


UK Church Architecture Awards 2021

Projects shortlisted include new gargoyles and work on the tower and spire of St. Mary's church in Adderbury Oxfordshire; a repair project which revealed previously unknown wall paintings at St Peter...


Celebrations as beloved Welsh church wins Friends’ Vote

The £10,000 grant from the National Churches Trust will help pay for urgent tower and roof repairs to the Grade II* Listed church. The repairs will help ensure that the magnificent building stands...


Captured on camera

Over the next three months Causeway Coast based Laura will be travelling around Northern Ireland to take photographs of key churches and chapels. The photographs will be used on the National Churches...


Funding lifeline for 55 churches

The grants are our latest round of funding to places of worship in 2021 and are made possible thanks to our Friends,  including the Wolfson Foundation and the Pilgrim Trust. We are supporting a...


On your bike to support historic churches

Churches and chapels in 25 counties will be welcoming cyclists and walkers on Saturday, 11 September as they take part in Ride + Stride for Churches, the annual fundraising day.


Churches shine bright in UK's National Parks

The UK's National Parks are best known for their incredible landscapes and wildlife, but did you know that they also contain some of the UK's most beautiful churches and chapels? Now, the National...


Annual Review 2020 - 2021

Writing in our new Annual Review, broadcaster and journalist Huw Edwards, Vice-President of the National Churches Trust, said: "The installation of high-quality organs in villages, towns and cities...


Protect Duty and Church Buildings

The National Churches Trust, together with many other organisations, has responded to a consultation by the Home Office on 'The Protect Duty’ more commonly be known as Martyn’s law. Martyn Hett was...


Supporting Northern Ireland's churches and chapels

When the parishioners of St Macartan's, in the green hills of Co Tyrone in Northern Ireland, were locked out of their church during the pandemic, they drew comfort from walking to the graveyard to...