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Carols by Candlelight

Join us for an evening of festive music and carols, hosted by Huw Edwards at St James Picadilly.

We are looking forward to hosting an intimate candlelit Christmas event in 2022. We would be delighted if you would join us for this special evening hosted by Huw Edwards. We will transported to a festive wonderland with music and readings.

This event will raise funds for our charitable work supporting churches and chapels throughout the UK.

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National Churches Trust Carol Concert 2021

Carols by Candlelight

A beautiful online Carol Service hosted by our Vice President, Huw Edwards, in the atmospheric church of St James's Piccadilly. Including Carols, musical recitals and readings from Sir Michael Palin and Dame Penelope Wilton, supporters of our work.

Nayler Award for Excellence in Church Maintenance Winner 2021

Nayler Awards for Excellence in Church Maintenance

In 2021 St Matthew's church, Surbiton, won the award and a prize of £7,500, was announced by Georgina Nayler MBE, former Director of The Pilgrim Trust. The awards celebrate the brilliant effort of the many thousands of volunteers who look after churches.


National Churches Trust Friends Vote Award

The Friends Vote is where you get to have your say in the work that we do. Each year you chose a church to recieve a £10,000 boost towards their building or renovation projects. St Michael, Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, Cardiganshire was awarded the 2021 Friends Vote Award.


Online tea parties

Quarterly afternoon tea parties offering an enjoyable hour of fun, friendship and jollity. Special guest in June 2021 was Murray Craig, Clerk to the Chamberlain Court who regaled us with stories of the honour of Freedom of the City of London.


In conversation with Hugh Dennis

A rather special afternoon with our special guest, Hugh Dennis, award winning actor, comedian and writer, who talked about his life, growing up in a vicarage and why he loves churches.

EASA President Award 2021 - winners

UK Church Architecture Awards

Celebrating the best in church building and repairs, the awards, run by the National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association were held at the church of St Mary Magdalene in Paddington.

Dick Whittington Tour

'Turn again Dick Whittington' tour

A walking tour of significant churches linked to the legend of Richard 'Dick' Whittington and his celebrated cat. Led by Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon OBE DL we visited St Michael Paternoster Royal, St Mary le Bow, St Lawrence Jewry and St Mary Aldermary.

Westminster Tour 2017

Tour of Westminster Cathedral

Led by Dr Rory O'Donnell, a Vice President and a longstanding member of both the National Churches Trust and the Cathedral Art and Architecture Committee, we received expert insight to the design, plan and the ongoing mosaic decoration of the Cathedral.

South Downs Churches Tour

South Downs churches tour

A glorious Autumnal day, perfect for exploring churches including St Andrew, Alfriston known as the 'Cathedral of the Downs' as well as the 20th century Bloomsbury murals at St Michael & All Angels in Berwick.

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