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 60 places of worship in England and Wales.
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Our people and places have been featured in several publications and websites recently, including The Spectator, The Telegraph, Atlas Obscura and the Heritage Open Days website.Read more
We are delighted that the new stained-glass window at St Peter's, Wickham Bishops in Essex has been commended for artistic craftsmanship in the 2021 Maldon Conservation & Design Awards.Read more
We are overjoyed to announce that Friends of Friendless Churches has been awarded £1.54m from the Culture Recovery Fund programme for major repairs!Read more
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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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