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.
Saturday 6 April 2.30 pm SCPT talk by Chairman Hamish Donaldson: Cranmer and the Book of Common Prayer. Hamish will explore the origins of the BCP, this astonishing achievement in 1549, to its adoption in 1662. Bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay on the door (£10 SCPT members, £15 non-members). Refreshments.
The church tour last October included visits to three outstanding churches in the West of the county: St Peter & St Paul Ewhurst Grade I, St Mary & All Saints Dunsfold Grade I, and St Nicolas Cranleigh Grade II*. 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
|Saturday 6th April 2019||Annual talk: Cranmer & the Book of Common Prayer|
|Monday 8th April 2019||Trustee Meeting – Grants|
|Monday 17th June 2019||AGM|
|Saturday 14th September 2019||Ride & Stride|
|Saturday 5th October 2019||Church Crawl in West Surrey|
|Monday 7th October 2019||
Trustee Meeting – Grants
Further details from Sam Osmond, Secretary, on 01252 716772.