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The National Churches Trust makes grant award to Somerset Churches Trust for 2018

Posted on 27/01/2018 by Chris Hawkings

We are delighted to be able to announce that for another year we have been granted additional funding for grants from the National Churches Trust. Click on the heading for more information or go to our Grants Page.

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Somerset Churches Trust Chairman Interviewed By BBC Radio

Posted on 15/01/2018 by Chris Hawkings

Dr Axel Palmer was interviewed on 14 January 2018 by BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio Somerset about the theft of lead from church roofs and the joint SCT and Allchurches Trust initiative to provide funds toward the installation of roof alarms. Axel said that the theft of lead from church roofs is a heritage crime. The intiative has also received wide coverage in local newspapers across the county.

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Hugh Playfair

Posted on 13/01/2018 by Chris Hawkings

Members will wish to know that, Hugh Playfair, founder of our Trust and Chairman for many years, died peacefully on 21st December 2017. Hugh was the inspiration and guide of the Trust. His vision for the future of our churches and chapels is described in his own words...'a glorious and sustainable future in which the buildings, made fit for today’s purpose, is shared with the community’… but remaining … ’a sanctuary for worship, prayer and reflection’. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hugh’s wife, Bridget, and their children and grandchildren.

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