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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...

National Churches Trust Carol Concert 2021

Sing out for churches this Christmas

Bill Bryson, Huw Edwards and Michael Palin are amongst celebrities headlining the National Churches Trust's online Christmas Carol Concert at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 16 December 2020. The concert will ...


St Machar, Aberdeen wins the 2020 Friends' Vote

St Machar cathedral in Aberdeen has been awarded the 2020 Friends of the National Churches Trust grant, worth £10.000.  The award was announced as part of the Trust's Local Treasures event on 20...


Local Treasures

There were prizes galore providing much needed funding for churches at the 2020 Local Treasures awards. The awards, run by the the National Churches Trust and supported by the Pilgrim Trust, took...


National Maintenance Week

The National Churches Trust is supporting the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Building's (SPAB) 'National Maintenance Week', which runs from Friday 20 - Friday 27 November 2020. The campaign...


Historic Roman Catholic churches 'to see before you die'

Historic Roman Catholic churches and chapels have been given pride of place in a new feature on the National Churches Trust's Explore Churches website.  Six delightful churches and chapels are...


Local Treasures

A special event and awards ceremony to celebrate the often unsung heroes who look after church buildings. Join us on Friday 20 November, at the start of National Maintenance Week, for a special free...


Celebrating excellence

Stanbrook Abbey, a new monastery in the North Yorkshire Moors designed by Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios and St Mark's church in Leeds, which was restored to its former glory by Richard Crooks...


The future of the UK's church buildings is at risk

  The need for more funding for the UK's church and chapel buildings has been highlighed in a letter signed by representatives of leading church building support organisations,  published in The...


The House of Good

  Church leaders have called for urgent government support to protect church buildings after a new report from the National Churches Trust highlighted the UK’s increasing reliance on mainly-volunteer...


Annual Review 2019 - 2020 published

That is one of the key messages in the National Churches Trust Annual Review for 2019 – 2020, published today, Wednesday 23 September 2020. In his introduction to the Annual Review, Luke March, the...