Huw Edwards appointed Vice-President of National Churches Trust

BBC news presenter Huw Edwards has been appointed as a Vice-President of the National Churches Trust.

Vice-Presidents act as ambassadors for the trust, helping to promote its work caring for Britain's places of worship.

Edwards presents BBC News at Ten and is currently writing a book on the Welsh chapels and churches of London.

Three other new Vice-Presidents to be appointed by the National Churches Trust are the Most Reverend George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, the Reverend Canon Roger Royle, and Richard Taylor.

Archbishop Stack is Chairman of the Patrimony Committee of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. Ordained Priest in 1972, from 1993 to 2001 he was the Administrator of Westminster Cathedral and from 2001 to 2011 Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Westminster.

Reverend Canon Roger Royle was ordained in the Church of England in 1962 and is Canon Emeritus to Southwark Cathedral. As well as presenting BBC Radio 2's former Sunday Evening programme, Sunday Half Hour, for five years he was one of the main presenters of BBC One's Songs of Praise.

Richard Taylor, writer and lawyer who lives and works in South Yorkshire and London is the author of the best selling book, 'How to Read a Church', and the accompanying six-part BBC Four television series.

The appointments have been made as the National Churches Trust celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Claire Walker, Chief Executive of the National Churches Trust said: "We are honoured that Huw Edwards , the Most Reverend George Stack, Reverend Canon Roger Royle and Richard Taylor have become Vice-Presidents of the National Churches Trust.

"I know that their passion for churches, chapels and meeting houses, influence and expertise will have a major impact on our work in the future."