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GHCT churches tally reaches 638! Are we missing any?

How many churches fall under the remit of the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust? We’ve always said: ‘around 600’ – but it’s clear we weren’t counting hard enough! We now have an impressive 638 churches on our Ride+Stride event map, across our area which covers Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol. That means it’s easier than…

Ride+Stride 2017: Explore our historic churches & help us look after them

It’s that time of year when the team at GHCT start dusting off the walking boots, pumping our bike tyres or getting together with friends to plan a driving tour around some of our wonderful local churches. We’re asking anyone who appreciates our region’s historic churches to consider taking part in GHCT’s sponsored Ride+Stride event…

Whitbread Trophy awarded to young fundraiser

Congratulations to Bethany-Louise Brown, winner of the Whitbread Trophy for best under-16 performance in last year’s Ride+Stride. GHCT’s Jim Drennan handed over the trophy during a service at St. Barnabas’ Church, Warmley. Bethany raised £203.25, half of which will go to her nominated church, while the other half will be used by GHCT to help…

From new loos to an organ overhaul: county’s churches share £70,000 in grants

Congregations learned today that they will be getting help with funding for a wide range of projects in churches across Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. From an overhaul of the 17th century organ in Tewkesbury Abbey to roof repairs following a lead theft at Holy Trinity, Cold Ashton, the grants from the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust…

Join our AGM & Ride+Stride Social this Wednesday

We’re counting down the days until the official launch of Ride+Stride 2017, following our AGM this week. All our supporters and particularly Local Organisers are invited to this social event in Dursley on Wednesday 7 June at 6pm. For more details please read our Annual Report for 2016 which is available to download now. GHCT’s…

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