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 Church Crawl held in October 2019 attracted record numbers of people who received fascinating and detailed talks at three churches near Guildford, namely St Augustine’s Abbey, Chilworth, St Martin’s Church, Blackheath and St John the Baptist in Wonersh. The next Church Crawl will be held on 2 October 2020 and will visit churches in the East of Surrey.
The latest annual report can be downloaded from our ‘Report‘ page.
You can become a Member by completing the Membership Form
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|Monday 8th April 2020||Grants meeting|
|April/May||Meeting on ‘How to Clean a Church’|
|Wednesday 22nd April 2020||Members Talk: El Camino de Santiago, the Portuguese route|
|May||Members talk on stained glass|
|Monday 22nd June 2020||Trustee Meeting and AGM at RC church of Our Lady in West Byfleet|
|Saturday 12th September 2020||Ride & Stride|
|Saturday 2nd October 2020||Church Crawl in East Surrey|
|Monday 5th October||Trustee meeting – Grants|
|Monday 7th December 2020||Review meeting with Ride & Stride organisers|
Further details from Sam Osmond, Secretary, on 01252 716772.