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 latest annual report can be downloaded from our ‘Report‘ page.
You can become a Member by completing the Membership Form
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Please note that we are planning a fairly full programme in spite of possible Covid restrictions.
|Monday 12th April 2021 2:30pm||Trustee meeting – Grants|
|Monday 14th June 2021 2.30pm||Trustee Meeting and AGM – online via Zoom|
|Saturday 11th September 2021||Ride & Stride|
|Monday 27th September 2021 2.30pm||Trustee meeting – Grants|
|Saturday 16th October 2021||Church Crawl|
|Tuesday 12th October 2021 7pm||Santiago De Compostela – the Portuguese Way;
a talk by Richard Morris, Trustee
|Monday 6th December 2021 2.30pm||Review meeting with Ride & Stride organisers|
Further details from Sam Osmond, Secretary, on 01252 716772.