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
Thursday 11th October 2018
Our Gift Fair offers a tempting array of gifts not available on the High Street. The next Fair will take place on Thursday 11th October, from 10.00 am - 3.00 pm, in the elegant surroundings of Hylands House, Chelmsford. Visit...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