Support Us

Church buildings are a vital part of local communities and they urgently need your support. Will you help?

  • Join Us

    Join us as an Individual Member for £20 a year or £30 for a couple at the same address.

    Make a lifelong commitment as a Life Member for a one-off donation of £200 or £300 for a couple at the same address.

    A church congregation or other group can join as a Group Member for £30 a year and can appoint a representative to our annual meetings.

    PayPal payments available soon. 

    Join Us

    Please follow the instructions provided on this downloadable form.

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    Membership Form Gift Aid Form
  • Wills

    You can give or bequeath to the Trust a sum of money, a share of your estate or specific assets, such as a portfolio of shares or a house. It is possible to leave us
    a collection or specific assets from your estate, which would not be liable for Inheritance Tax.

    It is possible to make a gift in the form of a residuary gift, whereby the Trust receives whatever is left of your estate after you have made specific bequests to your family and friends or other good causes.

    Because we are a charity, the value of any gift you make to the Trust in your will is deducted by the Inland Revenue from the value of your estate before any Inheritance Tax liability is calculated – so money that might otherwise have been paid in tax
    can instead be used to support the Trust in its work.

    If you are considering a gift or bequest and would like more information we are very happy to talk through the options. If you have already included the Trust in your will, we would appreciate being able to say thank you. In both cases, you are
    welcome to contact


    If you are considering a gift or bequest and would like more information you are welcome to email our secretary:

  • Ride & Stride

    Take part in our Ride+Stride fundraising adventure! You can walk or cycle or host cyclists and walkers at your church. Everything you need is on our Ride+Stride page.


    Find out more about our Ride+Stride event and how to get involved.

    Find out more about Ride + Stride

  • Volunteer

    If you like making canapés and baking, enjoy meeting people and love listening to excellent local music, and have a few hours to spare, do get in touch


    If you would like to help us and have a few hours to spare, please get in touch to find out how:

  • Events

    There are many local events to enjoy each year, including social occasions not available to the general public, such as musical events, garden visits and church visits. Visit our events page to find out more.

    Thank you very much. Your support will help church buildings to be enjoyed and used by local communities for many years to come.


    You can help us and learn more about what we do by attending our events.

    Find out more about our events

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