Join The Friends
The best way to support our work is to become a member. A regular subscription enables us to plan ahead - to decide what we can repair this year, and what churches we could save by this year, next year, and in ten years time.
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Keep up to date with heritage news
Members receive three 60-page newsletters every year. Each mailing is a comprehensive and engaging round-up of church conservation and heritage sector news – including a critical overview of industry news, and a guide to seminars, open buildings, festivals and exhibitions each season. Edited by Matthew Saunders, with articles from our Director, Rachel Morley, and the Director of the Ancient Monuments Society, it has been described as ‘unputdownable’ and ‘indispensible’. Read more about our newsletter
Explore historic places
As well as getting to know Friends’ churches, 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 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 meet others with a shared interest.
Immerse yourself in architectural history
As a member you’ll also receive a 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
Take out or renew membership for 2021
We run a joint membership with 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.
The Friends of Friendless Churches is a company limited by guarantee. By becoming a member, you agree to pay to the Friends of Friendless Churches an amount of up to £1 if the company is wound up while you are a member or for up to twelve months after your membership has ended.
Renew for 2021 by Direct Debit
If you would like to renew your membership for 2021 by Direct Debit, click through to fill out a form.
Renew your membership by Direct Debit on 1 January each year
If you are joining us as a new member, once you have taken out membership via PayPal please also consider filling out a Direct Debit form so future subscription payments can be taken automatically on 1 January each year, without the need for reminders. This is of huge help to us.
If you are an existing member and would like to switch to Direct Debit for all membership renewals from 2021, click through to fill out the form. (Please note this will not cancel any Standing Orders you have active – you will need to contact your bank to do this.)
For any questions about Direct Debits, please call the office on 020 7236 3934.
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