Latest news

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

All Saints Wilby

Friends' Vote winner announced

The winner of the Friends' Vote for 2022 is All Saints church, Wilby in Norfolk

St Macartan Augher

National Church Awards

The winners of the 2022 National Church Awards have been announced.

Ziggy in action
Universal Stone

Universal Stone Ltd

Since 1939, Universal Stone Ltd has been delivering specialised multi-disciplined construction and restoration projects across various sectors in the UK.

Philip Rutnam at Ride+Stride
Philip Rutnam

Our new Chairman

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

St George's Chapel, Windsor
(c)AurelienGuichardCC BY-SA 2.0

British Royal Tombs

A history of British Royal Tombs by Aidan Dodson, Honorary Professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol,


Ride+Stride for churches 2022

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

Holy Trinity Church Wensley
Peter K Burian, CC BY-SA 4.0

What happens if a church has to close?

The National Churches Trust is dedicated to supporting churches so that they can stay open as places of worship. Sometimes, however, churches do have to close.


Grant of the Month: St Mary, Badby

One of the main ways we help keep the UK’s churches open and in use is through our grant awards. Last year we gave £5.1 million of funding for vital church repairs, maintenance, and new facilities.