Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

Conservation work at Cirencester

About us

Our Region has more than 620 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 Christian 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 single and regular donations, legacies and the annual Ride+Stride event.

For data protection information, please see our Data Protection page

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

We publish a twice-yearly e-newsletter for those signed up on our MailChimp PR Email Database. To sign up, please visit our News page. Read our latest online e-newsletter (opens in MailChimp).

We publish an Annual Report each year for those signed up to our PR Postal Database. You can view these annual reports here 2018 • 2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013

To manage your subscription to either of our PR Databases, please Contact the Chair and provide the full details of what you would like to check or change.

Who we are

Please see the Contact Us page for details!

Help us to help

We provide £150,000 in grants every year to help repair, maintain and improve the churches in our region, but we can only do that with your continued support. Please help us continue our vital work.

Our Support Us page discusses some of the ways you can consider helping us. Thank you.