Welcome to the The Cornwall Historic Churches Trust

The Cornwall Historic Churches Trust (CHCT) was formed in 1955 to assist in the restoration and repair of Cornish churches which have architectural or historic merit.  Our patron is HRH the Duke of Cornwall.

The Trust has limited capital and resources and its work can only continue and be effective through the generosity and support of our Friends in Cornwall and beyond. The Trust is a registered charity and churches and chapels of all denominations are eligible to apply for assistance. For more information about the Trust, go to About Us.

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Latest News

I am delighted to be able to tell you that we now have 10 Corporate Sponsors following a very enjoyable evening at Cornish Lime, by kind invitation of Phil and Karen Brown. The presentation explained the role of CHCT and how the Corporate Sponsorship scheme was going to run. We now have a page listing our sponsors so please take a look and see the building based business’ who are supporting us. We are very grateful to them all for this support and would like to thank them. We are hoping to hold another Corporate Sponsors Evening in the Autumn. Please contact me if you would like to support us in this way.

Dolly Scott - dollyscott@chct.info

Join us, become a friend

Would you like to play an active role in supporting us?

If so, become a Friend of the Cornwall Historic Churches Trust.

Click here to find out more.

Events & Fundraising

We hold five main events throughout the year and our annual major fundraising event is Cornwall Churches Day, held every September; this event incorporates our Ride and Stride as well as other events throughout the county.

There are lots of ways other that you can actively support us in the work we do; to find out more visit our Fundraising & Events page

Church Histories Project

duloesmallPublish your church's history on our website

Look at the Church Histories section and explore the map showing those churches and chapels which have contributed to this project so far. You'll find details of who to get in touch with.

We can put you in touch with our historian and archivist if you need help with writing your history, and we can provide photographs if necessary.

National Churches Trust

NCT-LogoAs a trusted partner of the National Churches Trust, we have access to a number of additional grants for projects as part of the Partnership Grants Programme. The Programme has provided over £1 million in grant funding towards repairs at churches and chapels over the last five years, and can now support some installation of facilities. Applications should be made directly to us by following the application procedure as set out under the Grants tab above.

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