Would you like to support us? The simplest way is to become a Friend of the Cornish Historic Churches Trust. Friends membership is available to individuals or Churches.
Individual and joint Friend membership - an annual report is sent along with invitations to all of our special events.
Church Friend membership – a Church Friend applying for a grant has the benefit of a maximum possible offer increased from £4,000 to £5,000 as well as being directed to other grant funding bodies which have helped with similar projects. We very much hope that every church in the Duchy will become a Friend.
As part of your membership, you are invited to four unique Friends events each year. These events provide enjoyable opportunities to meet other members and to raise funds for the CHCT.
Summer Event is held in May or June at one of Cornwall's historic houses.
The Annual Friends of Cornish Churches Visit is in mid-June where Friends can enjoy a visit to a selection of religious buildings, mainly Churches, but Chapels and meeting houses have previously been included. There is an informative talk at each and the afternoon concludes with tea.
The Annual Meeting for Friends of Cornish Churches is held in late June or July and takes place at an especially interesting church within the county and again is followed by a lecture and tea. In 2017, we started a timeline of charting the architectural development of Cornish Churches; each year we will cover a key architectural period, starting in 2017 with the Romanesque period. More information can be found in the Annual Meeting section below.
The Champagne Christmas Party which is usually held just before Christmas, alternately at Scorrier House, near Redruth, and Boconnoc, near Lostwithiel.
Current Events Diary
We are so looking forward to resuming our social activities.
First up is a talk “Going to Church in Medieval Cornwall” on 25th May at our Annual Meeting, then a Summer Picnic supported by The Nare Hotel at Trebartha Gardens on 19th June (see the side panel for full details and to book tickets). Our annual Friends Outing will be on 22nd September, look out for details. If you are unable to attend but are in a position to donate what you would have spent on attending one of our events it will make a real difference to our ability to continue to support churches and chapels throughout the duchy as the majority of our income comes through these events.
If you would like to make a donation to the trust you can do so online via give.net/chct
You can also make donations, pay for events, or send us your fundraising, via bank transfer using the details below.
Account Name: CHCT Account number: 30287113 Sort Code: 20-87-94
If you would like to make a donation to the trust and you are a UK tax payer, the government will increase your donation by 20% by adding Gift Aid. If you would like to do this you can download Gift Aid form here.
2pm on 25th May 2022
at St Julitta, Lanteglos-by-Camelford PL32 9RG
We are honoured to have as our speaker Professor Nicholas Orme who will give a talk on Going to Church in Medieval Cornwall. Tea will be served after the meeting at a cost of £5.00 per head, payable on the day, thanks to Lanteglos-by-Camelford PCC. If you would like to join us, please complete, and return this slip. No tickets will be issued. If you have any questions please contact our Honorary Secretary, Chrissie Hogg, 01326 565021 or e-mail
Summer Picnic and Garden Open Day at Trebartha PL15 7BD
11am – 4pm Sunday 19th June
Welcome talk by Caroline Latham at 11.30am.
Collect your picnic and enjoy while walking around the garden. Tea served 3 – 4pm.
Produce and Plant Stall
Garden Entry with Tea 2pm – 4pm
This historic landscape garden features ponds, streams, cascades, rock falls and woodland, with specimen trees, an ornamental walled garden and private modern country garden at Lemarne. Additionally there are ongoing developments of the C19th American garden and C18th fish ponds to view. Map provided, allow at least 1 1/2 hours to complete a circumnavigation of the 40 acre garden. Selection of shorter options possible.
Book your tickets for Talk, Picnic Lunch and Tea £25 pp; or groups of 4 or more £20 pp; Children under 16yrs Free (optional child’s picnic available for £5 pp); Garden Entry inc tea £10 pp Children under 16yrs Free at buytickets.at/cornwallhistoricchurchestrust For picnics RSVP by Sunday 12th June, Afternoon Garden Entry also payable on the day. To apply for tickets by post download this application form.
Not yet a Friend?
For just £20 a year individual membership or £30 a year for two adults at the same address you can become a Friend of CHCT and play an active role in supporting the Trust.