Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

St Luke, Sandhurst

Our churches

Nowhere is history brought to life more intensely than in our church buildings. Often the oldest building in a community, they offer us the chance to stand, sit or kneel in exactly the same spot that ordinary people have done for many hundreds of years.


Whatever the age of the building, it tells us a huge amount about the aspirations and ideals of the individual or community which built it. From the fine ‘Wool’ churches of the Cotswolds, built with the earnings of the mediaeval wool trade, to the plain, classical lines of non-conformist meeting houses and more modern city churches, Gloucestershire has a wonderfully diverse selection.

Where we’ve helped

GHCT has been able to give a grant to hundreds of churches and chapels across Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol. Use our map to find out who we have helped, and what work has been achieved.

Discover our churches

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Towers and spires

Church towers and spires once guided travellers from place to place and they remain distinctive markers in the landscape.

Discover the churches


Warden Hill Stained Glass

Off the beaten track

These churches might not be famous, and they may be hard to find but they all have something special that makes them worth seeking out

Hunt out a hidden gem


Wyck Rissington Maze

Fascinating features

Quirky details and intriguing features help bring history to life in these churches

Fascinating features to find