Churches we are helping with grants in June 2016
29 churches and chapels in England, Wales, Scotland and the Channel Islands are set to benefit from rescue funding of £391,000 from the National Churches Trust.

St Athernase church in Leuchars, a place of worship for 900 years and one of the best preserved Romanesque churches in Scotland, Saron Independent Congregational Chapel, Treoes, which played a major role in the 19th century Welsh non-conformist movement, Saltaire United Reform Church, Grade I Listed and a breathtaking example of Italianate religious architecture at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage model village of Saltaire and St Margaret of Antioch, a church which has stood largely unchanged in the Oxfordshire village of Hinton Waldrist and which was brought to public attention by Queen guitarist Brian May in his research into the stereoscopic imagery of the Victorian photographer TR Williams, are amongst 29 churches and chapels in the UK receiving rescue funding of £391,000 from the National Churches Trust.

The funding from the National Churches Trust – the charity supporting church buildings of all Christian denominations across the UK – will help pay for urgent roof and other structural repairs. It will also help fund improving access and the installation of kitchens and toilets to safeguard the future of churches by allowing them to be used more widely by local people for community activities.

14 of the churches and chapels receiving funding are on Historic England’s Heritage At Risk Register.

The National Churches Trust is a charity which supports church buildings of all Christian traditions and the latest grants benefit Church of England, Church of Scotland, Church in Wales, Methodist, United Reform and Presbyterian places of worship.
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