Welcome to our News pages. if you've spotted a story we've missed then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @NatChurchTrust.
Now available to buy online and in bookshops, a new guide has been published by the Automobile Association in partnership with the National Churches Trust to help people discover some of Britain's finest churches and chapels. ‘Exploring Britain’s Churches & Chapels’ includes over 870 of the most inspiring of these buildings to be found in England, Scotland and Wales. Drawing on local expertise to compile the entries, the guide provides day tours to some of the most remarkable and memorable churches and chapels.
Features of the Guide include:
- Regional sections with detailed entries;
- Suggested day tours with maps and navigational tips;
- A brief history of church architecture with detailed articles throughout;
- Information about why to visit, nearby attractions and key historical information;
- Colour photographs throughout.
For more details visit the dedicated page on our website here.
Each year the Heritage Environment Forum produces 'Heritage Counts', which explores the role of the historic environment in wider social and economic agendas. This year’s report looks at links with the Big Society, introducing new research into the role of heritage in civil society and highlighting plans for increasing on-going engagement in local heritage issues.
The report contains a comprehensive update on developments across the heritage sector over the year, and on page 22 highlights the results of the National Churches Trust survey, pointing to its findings on the use and condition of church buildings.
To download the full report go to the dedicated Heritage Counts website.
We’ve made it easier for you to help us continue protecting church buildings for communities today and for future generations. You can now donate to us through text messaging, via JustTextGiving, and Twitter! Donations of all sizes are really important to churches and their communities. Follow the simple instructions below and make a real difference to our work.
By text message:
To donate now, just send the message ‘NTCT11’ with the amount you would like to donate eg NTCT11 £20. Then send to 70070 – free from all networks.
Why use JustTextGiving?
• 100% of every text donation comes to us
• All text messages are free on all networks
• It’s quick and easy to donate, helping us raise more money to continue our important work
Tweet the following #giv2 @NatChurchTrust followed by the amount you would like to give. Your tweet should look something like this:
#giv2 @NatChurchTrust £5
Once you’ve sent your tweet you will receive a personalised link to complete your donation.
The minimum donation of £2 is processed by JustGiving, so your donation is completely secure and Gift Aid will be claimed. Gift Aid allows the National Churches Trust to reclaim the tax on your donation, increasing it by 25%.
If you would like to continue supporting us by joining the National Churches Trust Friends please click here – you will be joining a growing group of supporters that are passionate about protecting and sustaining church buildings for communities today and for future generations.
English Heritage has recently published new guidance on metal theft from places of worship. In response to the increased threat of theft of metal it mainly concentrates on lead roofs on churches, but the guidance will be relevant to other metals and buildings. Preventing potential theft is obviously paramount, but advice is also given on dealing with its unfortunate aftermath.