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
Horkesley Hall Garden Open
Tuesday 14th July 2020
We are so happy to announce that we are able to proceed with our Garden Open this year on the 14th July at Horkesley Hall, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs J Eddis. Come to enjoy afternoon tea and to...Read More
Ride & Stride 2020
Saturday 12th September 2020
Raising funds for the Trust and participating churches, as well as encouraging the visiting of the many wonderful Essex churches.Read More
Wednesday 14th October 2020
Hylands House, Wednesday 14th October 2020, 10am to 3pm.
Coffee/lunch available to encourage your shopping. Further details to follow.
Stall holders - please see application form.Read More