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