It sur­vived the Mid­dle Ages, Henry VIII and two world wars.

How would it cope with death watch bee­tle?

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - THE CUT -

AF­TER HUN­DREDS OF YEARS IN EX­IS­TENCE, many of the UK’S most cher­ished his­toric churches and chapels find them­selves threat­ened by their most dan­ger­ous en­e­mies yet; leak­ing roofs, crum­bling stonework and tim­bers un­der siege from death watch bee­tle. As a Friend of the Na­tional Churches Trust you can help us re­store churches in ev­ery sense of the word. YOUR AN­NUAL SUB­SCRIP­TION goes to­wards not just ur­gent re­pairs but vi­tal im­prove­ments. In­stalling modern fa­cil­i­ties like kitchens and toi­lets. Do­ing every­thing to en­able th­ese pre­cious build­ings to re­main at the heart of lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. PLEASE JOIN TO­DAY for just £30 per year via di­rect debit at www.nati on­alchurch­est ru st.org/friends, call 020 7222 0605, or send a chequ e for £35 by com­plet­ing the coupon and re­turn­ing it to the Na­tional Churches Trust, 7 Tufton Street, Lon­don SW1P 3QB (please af­fix a stamp). You will en­joy in­vi­ta­tions to unique events and join a grow­ing com­mu­nity help­ing the na­tion’s rich her­itage of churches and chapels sur­vive for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

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