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
Unfortunately we have cancelled our spring and summer events due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. Instead as detailed in the side bar on this page we are hoping you can host a small party to raise funds or if you are in a position to still 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.
The Annual Meeting takes place on 23rd September at 2.30 pm at St Crida Church, Creed TR2 4SL.
The Speaker will be Nigel Saul who will give a talk on the Perpendicular period in particular the lack of tombs. Tea will be served after the meeting at a cost of £5.00 per head, payable on the day thanks to Grampound with Creed PCC. If you would like to join us, please complete, and return the slip here. No tickets will be issued. If you have any questions please contact our Honorary Secretary, Chrissie Hogg, 01326 565021 or email
WIN LUNCH FOR TWO at The Nare Hotel on the Quarter Deck! Rather than hold a summer party to raise sorely needed funds this year, the CHCT has come up with an idea to raise some cash, to spread the word about our work, and to recruit new members. click here to find out more
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.