support the work of the trust

“Our churches are literally our historic and cultural touchstones – in our landscapes, built environment, family histories and our communities. They embody faith, beauty, craftsmanship and collective memory. So we should cherish them. Many congratulations to the Somerset Churches Trust on reaching their 25th Birthday! ”

Kevin McCloud MBE, SCT Patron and Presenter

Membership is open to all…whatever your age, wherever you live

We greatly value the membership of churches and chapels of all Christian denomination and we do expect that churches and chapels receiving our grants will be, or will become members of the Trust. The membership of companies and organisations interested and concerned with the maintenance and historic and environmental importance of our heritage of religious buildings is also of great value and support to the Trust.

For a modest annual subscription you, your church, your company or organisation can become a member and help the churches and chapels in Somerset to continue to serve and grow in their individual communities and to give joy and peace to all who visit them.

Membership Categories and Annual Costs

The Trust’s financial and membership year runs from 1st July to 30th June. Members joining between 1st April and 30th June receive free membership until the subsequent 1st July. Please see our different memberships and annual costs below.


Perfect for anyone wishing to support the trust


Family Membership

Membership for two or more members of a family



Become a member church and be featured on our directory
Small congregation: £30
Large congregation: £60


A great way to show your company values


Membership benefits

Each year members receive an Annual Report that includes the Programme of Events – the popular ‘church crawls’ and illustrated talks – for the current year. Through the church ‘crawls’ there are many opportunities to visit and learn more about the beautiful and ancient churches, chapels and meeting houses in the county and their histories, and to see the treasures they contain.

For the churches and chapels on our membership, we have developed a wonderful directory resource where we can feature your building and encourage others to experience the beauty of these historic places of worship.

Please complete the Application Form below or click here if you would like to download an application form to return to our Membership Secretary.

Membership Application Form

Get involved

Members, their family and friends can give the Trust real help by taking part in the annual sponsored Ride+Stride on a bike, on foot or even by car.

This is our major fundraising each year and takes place on the second Saturday in September. It is a national event supported by some thirty county historic churches trusts across the country.


Legacies & donations

The Trust relies on its membership and fantastic generosity of people with a shared passion leaving money in their will or through donations.

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Church Directory

See some of our wonderful member churches and chapels through our new directory feature and find a beautiful building you may not have known before.

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