Founded in 1949, we are dedicated to preserving Kent’s churches and helping maintain them in good condition. In the past ten years, through our fund raising Ride & Stride and generous legacies and donations, Kent’s churches have benefited by over £2 million.
Church Visits and Lectures and more …..
Each year we arrange visits to churches in the summer and lectures in the autumn and spring. This year we also had the opportunity of a private viewing of the Canterbury Cathedral Stained Glass Exhibition. Details are at Forthcoming Visits & Lectures.
Ride & Stride
The Friends of Kent Churches Sponsored Ride and Stride takes place on the second Saturday in September each year with 740 churches participating. It raises over £130,000 a year for Kent churches.
Click the following link to find out more about the Ride & Stride including sponsorship forms and a list of open churches.
We currently give over £130,000 per year in grants to churches of architectural merit or historic importance in Kent. Find out more information by visiting the Grants page.
Stained glass windows above – St Mary, Lower Hardres (FKC visit -11 Sept 2014).