Join The Friends

The best way to support our work is to join us.  A regular subscription enables us to plan ahead – to decide what we can repair this year, and what churches we could save by taking into care this year, next year, and in ten years time.

As a member you can:

  • Keep up to date with heritage news

    Members receive three A5, 60 page Newsletters each year, bringing you completely up-to-date with everything church conservation and beyond – including a critical overview of industry news, and a guide to the must see and do seminars, open buildings, festivals and exhibitions this season. Written by our Director Matthew Saunders and described in equal measure as ‘unputdownable’ and ‘indispensible’. Read more about our Newsletter.

  • Explore historic places

    As well as getting to know Friends’ churches in England and Wales, as a member you will receive invitations to our Annual General Meetings and associated events, as well as those of our sister charity, the Ancient Monuments Society (AMS). We always meet in historic buildings, organise associated trips, talks and visits to places not normally open to the public, and are usually able to organise expert speakers to explain and guide us. You’ll also be invited to a series of Autumn Visits or Lectures (usually London-based) organised by the AMS each year.

  • Meet like-minded people

    Whether you just like visiting old buildings, or you’re a heritage professional, members enjoy getting to know each other at our events. As well as sociable talks, tours and visits as part of our AGM, we always allow plenty of time for informal mingling over refreshments – a chance to say hello to old friends, and to make new contacts and acquaintances with a shared interest.

  • Immerse yourself in architectural history

    As a member you’ll also receive a complimentary copy of the Ancient Monuments Society Transactions each year, with articles on every aspect of the historic environment – from dovecotes, to Brutalism, Inigo Jones to ancient churches. Read more about the AMS Transactions

Join Now

We run a joint membership with our sister charity the Ancient Monuments Society, so for just one subscription you get the benefits of joining two kindred societies. Clicking on the links below will take you to a Paypal page where you can join us.  We’ll then send you a welcome pack and enrol you as a member.


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