Make a Friend a Friend


Your support as a Friend of the National Churches Trust helps us to keep the UK’s fantastic church buildings in good repair so that their history and architecture remain  alive for future generations.

One way you can help us is by telling your friends about our work and by inviting them to become a Friend. The more Friends we have, the more churches we can help.
I'm delighted that our Vice President Michael Palin, who has recently received a Knighthood, has recorded a short video about why our work is so important.

Please do watch this short and amusing film and share it with anyone you know who cares about the future of the UK's churches and chapels. You can share the video with other people by sending them this link

Becoming a Friend costs just £30 a year by Direct Debit (a saving of £5 compared to the standard one off payment) and the webpage to use is

All Friends receive

  • A joining gift of English Parish Churches and Chapels, a delightful and inspiring book of photographs by Dr Matthew Byrne, fellow of the Royal Photographic Society
  • Invitations to our exciting events.
  • A subscription to our bi-annual Friends Newsletter and monthly Friends E-newsletter.
  • A complimentary copy of our Annual Review.

If you would prefer to pass on a membership leaflet to anyone you think may be interested in our work, please let me know and some will be sent to you.  The leaflet can also be displayed in GP’s surgeries, public libraries and of course in your local church.

The churches and chapels we support are some of the UK’s most important historic buildings.

In 2018, we funded 224 projects at churches and chapels throughout the UK.  However, demand for our grants rose by 24%. 

With more Friends and supporters we will be able to make sure even more survive for future generations to use and enjoy.





Claire Walker

Chief Executive, National Churches Trust