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New Minster Bells cast at Loughborough Bell Foundry

Six of the thirteen new bells being cast for Cheltenham Minster were cast on Thursday, watched by many of the people who have contributed to the cost of their creation. The new ring of bells is being cast by John Taylor of Loughborough, the UK’s only remaining bell foundry, which has operated in the same…

Read all about it! Latest GHCT Newsletter out now

Welcome to GHCT’s 2017 newsletter, with updates on all you helped us achieve in 2016 and our plans for the year ahead. We’re celebrating 35 years helping churches around the county. During that time we’ve awarded more than £2.27million in grants to churches, chapels and meeting houses to help congregations meet the costs of repairs,…

Record breaking fundraiser helps churches in need

• Ride + Stride cyclists and walkers raised nearly £50,000 • Grants will help churches protect historic artefacts and improve visitor facilities Twenty churches have received an early Christmas present from the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT). Grants totalling more than £67,000 have been awarded this month to help keep church buildings in use by…

Ride & Stride Fundraising hits £30,000 – and counting

We’re delighted to report that we’ve hit the £30,000 mark for sponsorship money raised by the Ride + Stride event in September, and money is still coming in. A huge thank you to everyone who took part, and to all those who have sent in their sponsorship. If it’s still on your ‘to do’ list…

Cinderford Churches Ride + Stride Report

All three parish churches around the Cinderford Benefice were involved in the GHCT Ride + Stride event this year. St. Ethelbert's held their annual Book Sale to coincide with having the church open for Ride + Stride. The church was open all morning and Ann Ladd reports they did have a few cyclists come to…

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