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
Antiques Valuation Evening
Thursday 4th July 2019
An opportunity to value your objects d'art and precious heirlooms!
Come to a summer's evening with Bunny Campione, English antiques specialist well known to many from her appearances on the long-running BBC's Antiques Roadshow. Sworders, Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers will also be in attendance, to cover all your antique needs.
Thursday 4th July, 5-9pm, at The Old Vicarage, Great Totham.
Superior drinks and canapes provided. Please download application form (below)Read More
Thursday 10th October 2019
Hyland's House is once again the venue for our much acclaimed annual fair. Following the success of the new format in 2018 we are hoping to attract even more satisfied shoppers on Thursday 10th October. Full details to follow.Read More