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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

Carol Services 2023

Join us for a Christmas carol service at one of our churches.

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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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Stones Stolen from Llanelieu

We're sad and frustrated to report that eleven paving slabs have been stolen from the area around the porch of St Ellyw’s.

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We're rescuing two Welsh medieval churches!

Thanks to a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, we will be able to take two redundant but beautiful medieval churches into our care: St Lawrence's in Gumfreston, Pembrokeshire and St James's, Llangua, Monmouthshire.

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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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