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 our 2020 events have had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a charity this has serious consequences for our fundraising, as the majority of our income comes through these events.
If you are in a positition 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.
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.
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. The Nare Hotel are providing an incentive of lunch for two at the Quarter Deck as a prize to be drawn at our Annual Meeting. The names of all friends hosting an event whether a lunch, supper, BBQ or any other convivial occasion along with the names of their guests will be included in the draw. Full details of how to take part and assist this initiative can be downloaded here. An invitation that you can use for your event can be downloaded here (A5 size) or here (A4 size).
We have taken the difficult decision to postpone the next Friends Outing until 2022 and to postpone the Annual Meeting to 23rd September. Full details soon.
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.