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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


Charming Cheshire churches

We have been asking people in Cheshire to choose their favourite churches and the top ten can now be seen on our ExploreChurches website. Think of Cheshire churches and Chester Cathedral, St Mary’s...


Post lockdown grants boost for churches

The grants are our first round of funding to places of worship in 2021 and are made possible thanks to our Friends, supporters and trusts and foundations. We are supporting a tremendous range of...


HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The National Churches Trust has long enjoyed the Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, and both The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have been great supporters of our work. We join with the Nation's...


Peter Ainsworth

Peter Ainsworth was the Member of Parliament for East Surrey from 1992 to 2010. He served in the Shadow Cabinet shadowing the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for...


England's first Easter Bunny?

With Easter just around the corner a new book from the National Churches Trust  - 'The Treasures of English Churches' - features photographs of what may be the earliest 'Easter Bunnies' to be found...


Explore Wales hidden churches

As part of the National Churches Trust's support of churches and chapels, we are proud to announce the launch of 'Experiences by ExploreChurches' , a series of bespoke tours designed to offer...


Funding boost for Northern Ireland’s churches and chapels

£200,000 will go to boosting the National Churches Trust’s grants for urgent repairs and for the provision of modern community facilities such as toilets and kitchens.  £50,000 will be made available...


National Churches Trust Budget Representation 2021

Each year, HM Treasury invites interest groups, individuals or representative bodies to comment on government policy and/or suggest new policy for inclusion in the upcoming Budget. In 2021, our...


Christmas comes early for seven Northern Ireland churches

This is as part of the Treasure Ireland project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Pilgrim Trust and the Department for Communities. The Wolfson Foundation has contributed a further £5...


Christmas funding boost for churches and chapels

They share in a £483,000 funding allocation from the National Churches Trust. In 2020 the National Churches Trust has awarded 260 grants totalling £1,723,000, including recommendations on behalf of...