The Churches Trust for Cumbria (CTfC) was created in 2008, supported with funding from the North West Development Agency and the National Churches Trust. Unlike most counties, Cumbria has never had a Historic Churches Trust: CTfC fills that gap, taking a new approach to supporting faith communities. This new approach recognises and values the contribution that church buildings and church communities make to society in Cumbria, beyond their core purpose as places of worship.
See our Three Year Report published in 2011 (pdf format). If you would like a hard copy, please contact our
How we work
Website: we hope that the advice, resources and links on the website provide core information for those responsible for maintaining and improving church buildings
Consultancy: where feasible we will assist church communities in developing a long term vision for the use of their assets with the support of local people
Training and events: we organise and publicise our own and other agencies' training for those caring for church buildings
Networking: we seek to develop partnerships with organisations to involve churches in positive economic, environmental and social change in Cumbria. We connect people with new partners from the public, voluntary and business sectors, and facilitate sharing of information between churches.
We are an independent organisation able to support all faith communities. We do, however, recognise that over 99% of places of worship in Cumbria are Christian.
CTfC is a Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 6553020) and a Registered Charity 1128091.
Updated November 2009