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.

Become a Member

From just £30 per year

Enable us to continue our work advising, supporting and giving grants to maintain Norfolk’s places of worship for future generations and receive invitations to our fantastic diary of events.

Membership details


  • Receive newsletters to keep you in touch with our work
  • Be invited to events such as House by the Church, exclusive to membership.
  • Save the date notifications of fabulous fundraisers including the Stately Car Boot Sale.
  • Hear about our program of cultural talks and musical events held in houses and places of historic interest.

Other ways to support the Trust

Apply for a Grant

The Norfolk Churches Trust welcomes grant applications from Christian places of worship of any denomination in the Norfolk and the Diocese of Norwich.  Since 1976 we have given more than £6.7million to parishes within the diocese.

Find out more here

Donate now

A donation now will safeguard the work of the Norfolk Churches Trust. Our church buildings and the communities that maintain them need us more than ever before. We can take donations online or via post, it is quick and easy to do.

Donate now