Welcome to Friends of Essex Churches Trust
We revitalise buildings that make communities proud.
We raise money to award grants to preserve and improve interdenominational Christian places of worship in the historic county of Essex (including the unitary authorities of Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock together with the five London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest)
St John's Stratford E15
New nave ceiling
A large section of the nave ceiling fell down at St John's in Stratford in the spring of 2018. We responded with a grant of £12,500. Six months after the collapse, the restoration work was completed.Read More
Ride & Stride
Hundreds of people take part in Our Ride+Stride fundraising adventure – a sponsored bike ride or walk, every year.See More
Open Garden at Blake Hall, Ongar, CM5 0DG
Thursday 10th June 2021
By kind permission of Mr & Mrs H Capel Cure
Blake Hall is set within 25 acres of mature garden with broad variety of specimen trees - perfect surroundings for afternoon tea!
Please contact Becky Willis on 01621 788225 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more informationRead More
Gift Fair 2021
Tuesday 5th October 2021
FRIENDS OF ESSEX CHURCHES TRUST
GIFT FAIR 2021
Tuesday 5th October 2021 10am-3pm
Hylands House, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ.
For more details and stallholders application forms please email