Celebration of the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust’s 40th Anniversary

To All Our Supporters:

We send an invitation from Edward Gillespie OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire & President GHCT to an event at Gloucester Cathedral in celebration of the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust’s 40th Anniversary.

The evening will start at 5.30pm with Choral Evensong sung by the full Cathedral choir, with music written by Gloucestershire composers. If you can’t get to the Cathedral in time for the service, please join us later at 6.15pm for a reception in the Chapter House, where we will be serving canapes and Gloucestershire wine from the Three Choirs Vineyard or Gloucestershire apple juice from Day’s Cottage.

Invite to 40th anniversary
We will be very fortunate to have as our speaker Sir Simon Jenkins who, among his many achievements, wrote the superb England’s Thousand Best Churches. As you probably know, Sir Simon very generously permitted GHCT to take from his national book our own regional edition, entitled Favourite Churches, Gloucestershire & Bristol, with the cost of publication being covered by a sponsor. You may be interested to know that Sir Simon’s next book, Europe’s 100 Best Cathedrals, will be out in November  —  and you will not be surprised to find that Gloucester Cathedral is one of them.

To mark our 40th Anniversary we launched an appeal at the end of May, £40,000 for 40 Years. You will be pleased to learn that more than 100 supporters have made donations and we are now over two-thirds of the way to our target, with donations still coming in. All of us at GHCT are immensely grateful to those of you who have been so generous in supporting the work that we do. If you have not yet donated, please consider doing so. Thanks to you our churches can be confident that GHCT will be there with the resources to help them with renovation and improvement for many years to come.

All of us at GHCT very much hope that you will join us on October 5th.  Please let us know if you intend to come, so that we can plan our catering.

RSVP by September 28th 2021 by mail to: Freepost GHCT
By email to:  administration@ghct.org.uk