Defending Historic Buildings
Support our Work
The AMS is a small charity but one that punches above its weight. If you are interested in historic buildings of all ages and all types, and wish to support a small charity which really does make a difference, please consider joining us. Membership also makes a unique gift for a colleague, friend or relative, or, on a special occasion why not consider life membership?
We also welcome legacies, and donations to our work. Click here to donate* directly without joining, or contact the office (020 7236 3934) if you wish to discuss a legacy.
* Clicking on donate will take you to the secure and free service offered by Charity Choice and the Co-operative Bank which transfers funds to our bank account within 3 days and does not charge us, or you, for doing so.
We operate a joint membership scheme with the Friends of Friendless Churches,
so for just one subscription you can join both societies which
encourage the study of architectural history and conservation by publishing a volume of Transactions and three Newsletters a year
organise an annual series of Autumn Events (lectures, or visits)
hold two AGMs a year in buildings of special architectural interest (which are often not normally open to the public)
own over 40 historic churches and chapels which they have saved from demolition and decay.
The Benefits of Membership
Members receive an annual 150 page volume of Transactions
comprising papers on a wide variety of subjects including: Victorian cemeteries,
the church towers of Somerset and brick nogging, plus three Newsletters
a year, each Winter / Spring, Summer and Autumn. The Newsletter runs
to 60 pages and is packed with news from the AMS, the
Friends and the world of architectural conservation. It also provides
a thorough review of new attractions, exhibitions, activities, lectures,
and publications. As a member you are invited to attend our Autumn
Events; a programme of four or five lectures or visits on a particular
architectural or historical theme. In addition, the Society's Annual
General Meeting takes place in June or July, and is held in a building
of historic or architectural significance which is not normally open to
To join the Ancient Monuments Society (and the Friends) online simply follow this link.
Or if you prefer you can download a membership form by clicking here (This is a pdf file, which you need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view - if you dont have Adobe you can download it here.) Or contact us and we can email / send you a form in the post.
Complete the membership form, and make out a cheque or postal
order for the appropriate subscription (see below), payable to the 'Ancient
Monuments Society'. If you are joining someone else as a present, simply
complete the form with their name and address, and let us know in a note
that you have done this. Send your completed membership form
and the appropriate subscription to our address below. On receipt of your
completed membership form and subscription we will enroll you (or your
friend) as a member, and send you out the latest Newsletter(s) and Transactions.
As a registered charity we benefit from Gift Aid on subscriptions. Gift
Aid Declarations, along with Banker's Order forms (to renew your annual
sub) are included with the membership form, and also available from the
All who are in sympathy with the Society's aims are invited to join.