We are pleased to bring you the latest news from Gloucestershire Historic Churches 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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All churches need constant maintenance, renovation and improvement to keep them open and relevant for their communities.
After 15 months, a project to restore the bells at St Peter’s Newnham has finally been completed allowing the Sunday service ringing to restart after 25 years.
The brilliant weather for the annual Ride+Stride event on Saturday the 14th of September has led to another successful year of fundraising for Gloucestershire’s churches!
Alex and Charlotte Reeves of Charlotte’s Tandems are set to take part in the 2019 Ride and Stride.
Ride+Stride, the annual fundraising event that raises thousands of pounds to help preserve church heritage.
The Trust supports over 600 churches of all denominations in Gloucestershire, South Glos and North Bristol. We give away £150,000 each year, making grants to a huge range of repair, conservation and improvement projects.
Ride+Stride is our biggest fundraising event of the year, and relies entirely on the support and goodwill of everyone involved.