Become a Friend

Membership benefits

Friends of Friendless Churches magazine

Friends receive two FoFC magazines every year. Our magazine is highly regarded and much appreciated by members for its comprehensive and engaging round-up of church conservation and heritage sector news, as well as lively stories about the churches in our care.

Take a look at some sample articles from recent issues:

A Californian Giant at St Mary’s, Hardmead

St Helen’s, Skeffling

The Doom Painting – some thoughts on its significance

Membership Pack

Browse your printed guide to FoFC churches to learn more about your favourite churches and discover new places to visit in England and Wales. Your pack also includes a set of beautiful postcards.

Supporting the churches

Your membership makes a crucial difference to our churches, and to many more redundant, vulnerable places of worship that need our help. As a Friend, your membership fees could help fund the repair of a medieval timber nave roof, restore a Victorian stained glass window to its dazzling former glory, or conserve an 18th century monument.

Purchase or renew your membership

Choose your preferred membership option below to join the Friends of Friendless Churches.
Memberships can also be paid via Direct Debit, scroll down to find out more.
Individual membership / £30
Become a friend to friendless churches today, and help rescue and protect historic places of worship. As a thank you for your support, you’ll receive our member pack and bi-annual printed magazine.
Household membership / £50
Household membership covers more than one member living at the same address. It is also suitable for institutions, such as libraries and non-profit organisations.
Lifetime membership / £1,000
Being a Life Member awards you individual membership for life – it’s that simple! We are exceptionally grateful to those who make such a long-term commitment to the Friends.

The Friends of Friendless Churches is a company limited by guarantee. By becoming a member, you agree to pay to the Friends of Friendless Churches an amount of up to £1 if the company is wound up while you are a member or for up to twelve months after your membership has ended.

Renew your existing membership by Direct Debit


If you are already a member, and would like to renew your membership by Direct Debit each year, please click the button below to set up a Direct Debit mandate online now.

We will either email or write to you to confirm your payment date and amount, at least ten working days before your subscription is taken.

Direct Debits can also be set up by phone: for this, or any other questions, please call the office on 0204 520 4458 or email membership@fofc.org.uk and give your telephone number. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

For information regarding the collection of personal details, please view our Privacy Policy.

More ways to help the
Friends of Friendless Churches


We’re an independent charity and receive no government funding in England, and a modest grant in Wales. With your support, we can continue to save vulnerable churches. This year, all donations are being match-funded by a benefactor, so your donation will be doubled.


Leave a legacy

If you have a passion for historic churches, please consider leaving the Friends of Friendless Churches a gift in your Will. Your generous bequest will help protect our heritage for future generations.



Do you live near one of our churches and would like to give us some hands-on help? Or would you like to support us with some volunteer work from home? Please get in touch if you would like to get involved.


Newsletter sign up

Keep up to date with our latest news and learn more about the churches in our care by signing up for our email newsletter.