The Warwickshire and Coventry Churches Historic Trust is a registered charity, non-religious and self-supporting.
We maintain churches, chapels and meeting rooms in Warwickshire – and areas of the West Midlands that are also within the Diocese of Coventry – as centres of worship and of local community. Regular upkeep of the fabric of our historic buildings is vital to their preservation as an essential part of our architectural and cultural heritage. To preserve our churches for future generations to enjoy, our Trust Fund provides grants for works of repair and maintenance and can include conservation of fixtures and fittings and chattels.
We need to raise funds so that we can continue providing these grants – and our main event to do this each year is Ride and Stride which takes place on the second Saturday of September (14th September 2019). You can plan the day to suit yourselves and walk or cycle (or use any means of transport) between churches of your choice. It’s a great day out with family or friends and a wonderful way of taking exercise!
As an additional activity for Ride and Stride day this year (Saturday September 14th) we are arranging two organised bike rides around the stunning South Warwickshire countryside, called the Bard’s Ride. There will be a 50-mile and a 10-mile route to suit both experienced cyclists and families, with opportunities to stop off at participating churches for breaks and some fun activities. The Bard’s Rides will start at Newbold-on-Stour. A list of churches and a map of the route will be available on this website soon so that you can register to join us. There will also be an organised walk around some of the churches. Watch this space so you don’t miss this exciting event!
If you have any queries about Ride and Stride, the Bard’s Ride or the work of the WCHCT, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you very much for your support.
In the last 3 years we have supported churches with Grants
from the Trust and NCT grants totalling over £38,000.
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Some facts about
There are about 300 churches in the County which need your support for repair and maintenance.
Warwickshire churches, the majority of which are historically important, receive no government funding, unlike in other European countries.
Surveys have shown that 86% of the population have visited a place of worship in the previous 12 months.