Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

Conservation work at Cirencester

About us

Gloucestershire has more than 600 historic churches, chapels and meeting houses. They are beautiful focal points in the landscape and many double up as community centres as well as places of worship.


Maintaining these buildings is expensive but essential if we are to continue to enjoy them. GHCT exists to help congregations looking after Christian buildings of any denomination. We fund vital repairs to the structures, their surrounding churchyards, and the fixtures and furniture inside them. We can also help with improvements such as the provision of loos and meeting areas, and installation of better heating or lighting systems.

We help churches across Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol.


What GHCT does

An independent, non-profit organisation, GHCT raises funds through membership, donations and legacies, and the annual Ride & Stride event.

You can support GHCT by becoming a friend, signing up for the Ride+Stride event or leaving us a legacy in your will.

Our grants committee meets twice a year to award funds to churches.

We publish a twice-yearly newsletter and an annual report, which is sent to our members.

Read our latest newsletter

Read our Annual Report 2017

See our Data Protection page


Who we are

Please see the Contact Us page for details!

Help us to help

We provide thousands of pounds in grants every year to maintain churches throughout Gloucestershire, but we can only do that with your continued support. Please help us continue our vital work.

Create your own JustGiving fundraising page for Ride+Stride OR make a one-off donation by clicking the button below (please let us know which church you want to associate this donation with if you can).

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There is no handling fee for donations but they do charge 5% for Gift Aid Reclaim.