Welcome to Cornwall Historic Churches Trust
Savills have sponsored our Christmas party since its inception in 2006 and this year they have continued that support even though the event cannot go ahead. Our heartfelt thanks goes to them.
2020 marks the “Crystal Anniversary” for the CHCT, an occasion worth celebrating. It also marks the 15th year that Savills have been able to offer support. Savills recognize the importance of this charity, its efforts to preserve the heritage of our County and our rural communities resonates with our organization, and never more so than during this extraordinary year.
To Savills, this isn’t just about the need to support the rural community; the Christmas party is such an enjoyable event in Savills’ calendar, one that not only affords us a chance for many of our team to meet up with friends and clients, but also marks the “end of term”– because invariably we sign-off for our Christmas break the following day!
You say – “thanks” to us, and we say, “well, thanks for having us”.
To enable us to offer the invaluable assistance for the preservation of our Cornish heritage, we need every church in the Duchy to support and work with us so that we can be there for all in times of need.
To support more projects, we need more funds and your community can help. If each of our 218 parishes could fundraise just £100 a year for CHCT we would have in excess of £20,000 additional funding to offer annually. Find out more here.
Next Community Event
We do not have any details of community fundraising events at the moment but will post them here as soon as they come in.
A huge thank you to all the communities who raised funds for us last year and hoping to build on this success this year. Your support really does make a difference and together we can help to keep Cornish churches & chapels open for future generations.
See recent fundraising results here.
EXPLORE CORNISH CHURCHES
Over the years, CHCT has been encouraging individual parishes to write a local history of their church. This is a short, informative piece and is written by the local parish with the help of our historian and archivist.
Is your local church missing from the archive? Full details of how to send us your information are included in the archive here.
Over the past three years, thanks to Joanna Mattingly, we have been privileged to be addressed by renowned experts on different stages of church architectural development. To date we have worked through the Romanesque, Early English and Decorated periods. In 2021 we hope to move on to Perpendicular period. We have records of the lecture notes from each talk which you can view here.
The annual driveabouts are created by Carole Vivian as a way of discovering 3-4 churches in a day. She writes about the history of the buildings and features to look out for and directs you from one church to another with suggestions for good places to stop for lunch en route. Trails from previous years are available for a donation of £5. Find out more here.