The Norfolk Churches Trust
The Norfolk Churches Trust, a registered charity, was established in 1976, with just £300 borrowed from the Norwich Society; its aim, to protect through financial aid and advice the churches and chapels of any Christian denomination in the county of Norfolk, or the Diocese of Norwich. Since that time, the Trust has granted more than £6.7 million to parishes within Norfolk to enable them to arrange urgent repairs to their buildings.
Norfolk features the largest cluster of medieval churches in the world, representing an important historical legacy for future generations. These beautiful buildings contain a wide range of rare works of art and craftsmanship including stained glass windows, painted screens, statuary, wall paintings, carved woodwork, bells, and organs. However, the Trust’s grants are available to all churches, regardless of their age, and these grants have proved to be vital to the future of many churches and their communities.
The Trust also has in its direct care, 13 redundant churches, situated throughout the county which are open for you to visit.
Monies received via subscription, donation, events, legacies, and our Sponsored Bike Ride provide valuable funds that enable the Norfolk Churches Trust to continue to support church buildings throughout the county, keeping them open for the benefit and enjoyment of all.