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 Peter, Great Totham, Maldon
Roofs retiled, spire reshingled, weathervane regilded
In 2012, St Peter’s underwent a major programme of repairs as the roofs were retiled, the spire reshingled, and the weathervane regilded. The Friends were able to contribute £10,000 towards the total cost of £236,000, with the bulk of the...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
Christmas Gift Fair
Thursday 11th October 2018
Our Christmas Gift Fair offers a tempting array of gifts not available on the High Street. The next Fair will take place on Thursday 11th October in the elegant surroundings of Hylands House, Chelmsford.
Tickets available on the door, price £5, to...Read More
Autumn Study Day
Saturday 6th October 2018
Our next Study Day will be held on Saturday 6 October 2018 when Dr Christopher Starr will be giving talks in five of our favourite medieval churches:
- St Andrew’s, Wormingford, CO6 3AZ.
- St John the Baptist, Mount Bures, CO8 5AS.
- All Saints,... Read More