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.