Church Renovation & Maintenance grants

Helping to look after church buildings in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol

Can You Help Us?

The trust relies on the support of volunteers

Keeping History Alive

Preserving over 1,000 years of history

Helping historic churches – our living heritage

We raise funds and provide £150,000 in grants for churches every year in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol. Our church renovation and maintenance grants help these buildings stay alive as active centres of community life and landmarks of the wonderful architectural heritage of this area.

 

About Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust
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We helped fund and fit the roof for the church, which is now fully operational.

About

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.

Support

Our supporters include individuals, families, churches and businesses with links to Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol. Places of worship are encouraged to make an annual donation and take an active part in Ride+Stride each year.

Support our work
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We would be grateful for your support both financially and by offering your time to help our work.

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.

Ride+Stride

Ride+Stride is an annual sponsored event in which people from all over the country raise money to support their local Christian places of worship. The event is operated in association with the National Churches Trust.

Ride+Stride
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We help churches across Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol.

Apply for a grant
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GHCT exists to help places of Christian worship of all denominations with repair, maintenance and improvement costs.

Grants

GHCT exists to help places of Christian worship of all denominations with repair, maintenance and improvement costs. All projects must demonstrate a real need and a well thought-out approach backed up by good advice from experts.

Latest news…

Your churches need you – Ride+Stride to go ahead for 2020

Your churches need you – Ride+Stride to go ahead for 2020

Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT) are delighted that despite coronavirus Ride+Stride 2020 will be taking place on 12th September. More than ever, historic churches in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol need your support.

Annual General Meeting 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

The current pandemic means that for the first time The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust is going to hold its AGM via the Zoom video conferencing application. The AGM will be held on Zoom on 8th June at 5pm.