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 £5,000 to £7,000 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 Events: In 2023 we have been invited to visit two gardens not usually open to the public with afternoon tea.
The Annual Friends of Cornish Churches Visit is when 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 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
18th April Talk by Andrew Langdon “Illuminating our Lantern Crosses: Late-medieval sculpture in Cornwall” 2pm
St Mawgan-in-Pydar Church
16th May Friends Outing, St Hilary Talk by Caroline Baker 2pm
“St Hilary’s Rich and Celebrated History and collection of unique artwork” followed by tea
Sunday 2nd June Garden Open Day with Tea, Menabilly, Par 2 – 5pm
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.
Advance Notice of Events in 2024!
18th April 2pm Talk by Andrew Langdon
“Illuminating our Lantern Crosses: Late-medieval sculpture in Cornwall” St Mawgan-in-Pydar Church
16th May 2pm Friends Outing St Hilary Church
Talk by Caroline Baker “St Hilary’s Rich and Celebrated History and collection of unique artwork”
2nd June 2 – 5pm Garden Open Day with Tea, Menabilly, Par
Look out for further details
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.