The Northumbria Historic Churches Trust (NHCT) was set up in 1980 by the bishops of Durham and Newcastle.  It is one of over 30 similar independent country trusts in England, the aim of which is to help with the conservation of churches of historic or architectural value in their geographical area, mainly through providing financial assistance towards the cost of repairs.  The NHCT covers the Anglican dioceses of Durham and Newcastle: to qualify for grant churches may be of any Christian denomination and must be in regular use for worship.

The Trust is governed by a board of Trustees, currently numbering 9, and is chaired by Lt General Robin Brims CB CBE DSO DL.  We are always on the lookout for new trustees, so if you are interested in helping Christian congregations to conserve the region’s historic places of worship (both churches and chapels) and you think you have skills to offer and you can offer at least one day a month, please contact the Trust Secretary.

The Trust is a registered charity, number 511314

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