The Churches Conservation Trust

The Churches Conservation Trust

Charity information

The Churches Conservation Trust

The CCT is the national charity saving historic churches at risk. We've saved over 340 buildings which attract more than 2 million visitors a year. With our help & your support they are kept open

Founded 1969

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to engage and inspire individuals and communities so that together we can conserve, enjoy and promote our fine collection of historic churches. Working with volunteers, visitors and donors we will create innovative partnerships to ensure our churches thrive.

    Our vision is for historic churches to be enjoyed by everyone as places of culture, spirituality and beauty and for the significant contribution they make to communities, society and the economy.

    How we work together and with others is described in our core values.
    We will be:
    • Expert at what we do and professional in our approach
    • Ambitious in what we seek to achieve
    • Welcoming to visitors, donors and those who want to work with us
    • Distinct, authentic, unique in what we offer
    • Innovative, seeking creative, cost-effective solutions to the challenges we face
    • Passionate about our historic churches and their use
    • Collaborative in our approach, empowering of others
    • Long-term in our thinking, planning for future generations

  • Aims

    The Churches Conservation Trust aims to:

    • Greatly increase the number of people who share our passion for historic churches, engage them more actively in our work, promote our churches as places for everyone, provide a high-quality welcome.
    • Sustain and manage pro-actively our unique collection of 347 churches for present and future generations, conserving their fabric and promoting their history.
    • Realise the full economic, social and cultural value of our collection and increase the independence and sustainability of The Churches Conservation Trust in the long term.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1969

    Registered Charity Number: 258612

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 26

    Part time staff: 27

    Volunteers: 1000

    Phone number: 0207 841 0405

    Address: Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL

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