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Friends of Friendless Churches

    The '''Friends of Friendless Churches''' is a charitable body which was set up in the UK in 1957 It was established by Mr Ivor Bulmer-Thomas a Welshman with the sole purpose of saving disused but beautiful old places of worship The charity is selective in deciding which churches to adopt and save from demolish|demolition decay and unsympathetic conversion To qualify they must be of architecture|architectural and historic interest
    The Friends of Friendless Churches has already helped to save over a hundred historic churches and chapels and it has accepted direct responsibility for another thirty four Half of all the churches recused are in Wales
    The charity aims to conserve the churches in its care undertaking repair where neccessary helping to save important historic buildings which would otherwise be destroyed or left to ruin