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Church spotlight: Llananno, Powys

Within the little church of St Anno, on the banks of the river Ithon, is one of the great treasures of Welsh craftsmanship.

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Welcome to the
Friends of Friendless Churches

We rescue and protect historic places of worship in England and Wales

Over the centuries, churches have fallen out of use for many reasons. But we believe that these buildings represent the spiritual and artistic investment of generations, that they belong to all of us, and should be preserved for the future. We currently care for more than 60 places of worship in England and Wales.

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News & Events

Gumfreston: Update on repairs

We're three months into the repairs at Gumfreston, and have made some great progress so far.

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Repairs at three medieval churches

It may be almost winter, but maintanance is a year-round commitment! We are carrying out repairs at three medieval churches in England and Wales. 

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We've adopted St Mary's, Kenderchurch

In October 2023 St Mary's, Kenderchurch in Herefordshire came into our care. This medieval hilltop church will require substantial repairs costing in excess of £250K.

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Stories from our churches

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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.


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



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