Become a Friend

Become a Friend

Join the Friends of Friendless Churches

One of the best ways to support the FoFC is by becoming a member.

Membership benefits include:

  • Making a tangible difference to historic buildings
  • Membership pack with a printed guide to FoFC churches
  • The substantial and highly regarded FoFC magazine
  • Invitations to AGMs and associated events

Please click the link below to find out more about our membership options, or to renew your existing membership.

Join or renew now

We welcome donations

Your generous donation helps the Friends of Friendless Churches carry out vital work to rescue and protect closed historic churches.

And this year, every penny donated to the FoFC will be match-funded by a benefactor, up to a total of £500K.

If you are able to make a regular donation, this enables us to plan ahead and ensure resources are put to the best use.

If you’re a UK tax-payer, your donation may qualify for Gift Aid, enabling us to claim back the tax on your contribution at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

If you would prefer to send a cheque or if you would like to discuss your donation, or a regular programme of giving, please contact the office using the details at the bottom of this page.

Leave a legacy

We are immensely grateful to those who have remembered us in their will over the years — it continues to make a great difference to our work.

Are you considering leaving a legacy to the Friends of Friendless Churches? Follow the link to learn more…


Volunteer at your local FoFC church

If you live near to one of our churches, why not get involved?

As a small, almost wholly voluntary organization, we rely extensively on kind local people to act as our eyes and ears.

Some of our churches are fortunate to have volunteer groups of local friends who organise events in and around the church — from bake sales and harvest suppers, to talks, hands-on maintenance and educational trips and visits. In other places, we are in need of one or more keyholders to help us keep our churches safe, while providing access to local people and visitors.

Fundraise for churches

Are you a keen fundraiser? Would you like to give monthly to the FoFC? Or give as you shop?
There are lots of ways you can support our work by fundraising.

Here are a few of the easiest ways to raise money for the Friends of Friendless Churches.
If you have any questions about fundraising, please contact us.

Give as you earn

This is a Government scheme where individuals can give to charity through their salary, as long as their employers participate in the scheme. It’s a great way to give a monthly donation, before tax is deducted.

Find out more about Give As You Earn and ask your employer if they participate.


Fundraising with JustGiving

If you want to fundraise for the FoFC by organising an event – for example through a crochet marathon, bike ride, or garden party – you can use JustGiving to create a personal event page.

Donations will go straight to the Friends of Friendless Churches, minus a small fee.