Every Church Counts : a six-point plan to save the UK’s church buildings

The UK has some of the most historic and beautiful churches, chapels and meeting houses to be found anywhere in the world. But many are at risk of closing for good if urgent action is not taken. 

  • In England, there are now 900 places of worship on Historic England’s at Risk Register – with 53 more added in 2023. 
  • In Wales, 25 per cent of historic churches and chapels have closed in the last decade.
  • The Church of Scotland is actively planning to close as many as 30-40 per cent of its churches.

At the National Churches Trust, we are doing everything that we can to support church buildings in need. You can help us be here for every – and the people and communities who rely on them.

Watch the video to find out more

A photograph of the manifesto document in front of Parliament

Download and read Every Church Counts

Take a look at the manifesto in full, which includes quotes from churches, the latest statistics on church buildings and public support and how you can help.

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