News from the Trust

Catch up with the latest from the Trust!

Introduction to the Trust

Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust supports more than 600 historic churches, chapels and meeting houses in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol with grants to help with the upkeep of church buildings. The Trust was established in 1980 and last year gave over £150,000 in grants to churches.

Their work helps to keep these buildings alive as places of worship, active centres of community life and landmarks of our architectural heritage. The Trust raise funds through membership, donations, legacies and the annual Ride+Stride event.

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Ride+Stride: How many churches could you visit in a single day?

Ride+Stride: How many churches could you visit in a single day?

Ride+Stride 2021 Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust has announced the annual Ride + Stride event will take place on Saturday 11th September 2021, assuming all goes to plan with the roadmap out of lockdown. Ride+Stride is a nationwide event supported by the...

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary

Our first forty years The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT) are pleased to be celebrating the first 40 years of the Trust in 2021!  Over this time, we have made grants worth over £2m for renovations and improvements to local churches.  This has been a...

GHCT brings Christmas cheer to 17 historic churches!

GHCT brings Christmas cheer to 17 historic churches!

Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT) is pleased to announce it is making renovation and improvement grants totalling £75,000 to seventeen local historic churches this December. In this difficult year for churches, GHCT is delighted to help another seventeen...

Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers Wanted!

We raise funds and provide £150,000 in grants for churches every year in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, and North Bristol. Our grants for the repair and improvement of churches are vital to help these buildings stay alive as active centres of community life...

Ride+Stride 2020 exceeds expectations!

Ride+Stride 2020 exceeds expectations!

Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT) is delighted that 2020’s Ride+Stride was a huge success raising £35,000+ for church renovation and improvement grants in the area - despite everything that coronavirus has thrown at us this year. Ride+Stride is a...

Saving unique medieval wall paintings at Stoke Orchard

Saving unique medieval wall paintings at Stoke Orchard

Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust is proud to be supporting a major conservation project to preserve medieval wall paintings at St James the Great in Stoke Orchard.   The wall paintings illustrate story of St James of Compostella and are unique in England. ...

The House of Good

The House of Good

Churches are so much more than places of worship according to a new report from the National Churches Trust For the very first time, the National Churches Trust House of Good report quantifies the economic and social value of all church buildings to the UK. Not just...

Could you help us?

Could you help us?

Volunteers are wanted to help with our Grants Secretary and develop our photography at Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

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.