Churches

Churches, chapels and meeting houses are beautiful and fascinating places to visit.

They are an enduring record of our national heritage, history and our local communities. People visit these buildings for many reasons from worship to interest in history and art to those who are researching their ancestors.

At Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust we provide financial support to keep these buildings open so that many more people can enjoy them – indeed visiting churches is one of the most popular pastimes in the country!

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, our area has a wonderfully diverse collection of religious buildings.

 

The pages below give you some more information on just a few local churches you can visit.

Stained Glass

One of the most popular features of our churches.
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Exceptionally good Hardman windows in the chancel, dating from 1857-8
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In the 1730s the 184-foot spire collapsed; it was rebuilt with royal aid by Nathaniel Wilkinson of Worcester in 1760.

Towers and Spires

Churches often stand out thanks to their towers and spires.

Off the Beaten Track

Some of our favourite churches take a little extra finding!
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The small sanctuary has its original rails and is flanked by small box pews

Legacies

How you could help us in your will.

Donate

Make a single or regular donation to us.

Volunteer

Give your time to help GHCT.