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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Music in Country Churches

Music in Country Churches

Come along and see the world-renowned string ensemble La Serenissima. They will be joined by Italian mandolin player Raffaele La Ragione.

A Tale of Three Towers

A Tale of Three Towers

The poster for the dedication was worded cautiously: the occasion would be “perhaps unique” (our italics). It was in fact unique, full stop.

A great result for Ride+Stride

A great result for Ride+Stride

Ride+Stride 2023 has raised over £43000! This is a superb result following the 2022 total of £31000. 2023 result has exceeded expectations.

Thank you, Bledington!

Thank you, Bledington!

In order to keep making our grants, we need your help. We’d love to make bigger grants, and more of them, but can’t do that without more donations, from individuals and from churches.

Annual Review time again

Annual Review time again

Our Annual Review for 2022 has now been printed and sent to those on our mailing list, and a digital copy has gone to those for whom we have email contacts.