Become a Friend of the Trust

Would you like to find out more about the wonderful range of church buildings of every age and every denomination to be found in the county?

Invitation

One way is to join us. Just £10 a year (see below for membership rates) makes you a Friend of the Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust, providing an opportunity to learn about the County’s churches and to take part in the important contribution the Trust makes to their preservation.

Each year, Friends visit a group of churches which the Trust has recently helped, led by architects and historians with special knowledge of each one. Go to Events for a description of this years programme.

Friends attend our Annual General Meeting, normally held in either April or May in a restored church which has been grant-aided by the Trust. This is followed by refreshments and by a lecture. This brings a chance to meet other members and hear more about our work. All members receive our Annual Report. As our membership grows we hope to increase the number of events and we are open to suggestions on the form these might take.

The Trust benefits financially from your subscriptions and from your awareness of our work which you take into other parts of your lives.

Forms of membership

Please click on the menu buttons to access membership application and standing order forms.

The membership year will run from AGM to AGM, however, in the case of members joining between January and March, their membership will be extended to cover the next full year.

Membership Rates:

Individual Friend : £10+ p.a.
Joint Friends/Family : £15+ p.a.

Anyone subscribing £25 or more per annum by Banker’s Standing Order and completing a Gift Aid declaration becomes an Annual Patron.

Churches/PCCs and other Church Governing Bodies : £25+ p.a.
Corporate Friend
: £50+ p.a. will appeal to businesses.
Please contact the Membership Secretary of the Trust about these forms of membership.

Annual Patrons and Corporate Friends will be acknowledged in our Annual Report.

Membership Secretary, Email

Membership Secretary, HIHCT
36, Swanwick Lane,
Swanwick,
Southampton,
SO31 7HF