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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

Nayler Award for Excellence in Church Maintenance Winner 2021

Bacon butties help Surbiton church win top award

The Surrey church has won The 2021 Nayler Awards for Excellence in Church Maintenance. The Nayler Award and a prize of £7,500, was announced by Georgina Nayler MBE, former Director of The Pilgrim...

Nayler Award for Excellence in Church Maintenance Winner 2021

The Pilgrim Trust - Our close collaborator

Each year it gives approximately £3 million to charities and other public bodies that work on preserving the country’s heritage or catalysing social change. In April 2020 the Trust appointed Sue...

EASA President Award 2021 - winners

Winning church architects

The Awards, run by the National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association (EASA) were held at the church of St Mary Magdalene in Paddington, London on Thursday, 4...


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...

Ablemarsh Safety Consultants

Ablemarsh Safety Consultants

Based in Croydon, Ablemarsh Safety Consultants provides health and safety support services to places of worship throughout the UK.