Churches have a sense of timelessness and permanency. In the churches of Surrey, the story of countless generations is preserved within their walls — from medieval brass memorials and wall paintings, to Victorian stained glass and 21st century textiles.
Our churches can never be replaced and constant renovation is required to preserve them. Local communities often find difficulty in raising enough funds for the specialised work required which becomes ever more expensive.
The Surrey Churches Preservation Trust gives grants to churches and chapels asking for help with maintenance of both the buildings and the fixtures and fittings.
PLEASE HELP US WITH THIS WORK BY BECOMING A MEMBER.
As a Member of the Trust you will receive:
- our annual report
- invitations to church tours
- invitations to study days
The latest annual report can be downloaded from our ‘Report‘ page.
The most recent talk, in May 2014, was entitled ‘How to Research Church Histories’. It was given by Alan Bott, OBE, MA(Oxon), FSA, FCIT and Bodley Fellow, Merton College Oxford, author of a number of local church histories.
The church tour last October included visits to Holy Trinity church and St Mary’s church (both in Guildford) as well as to Abbott’s Hospital to see the recently restored Flemish stained glass. This coming October the church tour will include churches in the East of the county.
You can become a Member by completing the Membership form
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|Monday 10th April 2017||Trustee Meeting – Grants|
|Saturday 22nd April 2017||Talk on Ledger Stones & Monumental Brasses|
|Monday 19th June 2017||AGM|
|Saturday 9th September 2017||Ride & Stride|
|Saturday 7th October 2017||Church Crawl in West Surrey|
|Monday 9th October 2017||Trustee Meeting – Grants|
|Monday 4th December 2017||Ride & Stride review|
Further details from Sam Osmond, Secretary, on 01252 716772.
Click on the link below to download a copy of our membership form, which you can complete and return to us via post or email.