Welcome to
Warwickshire &
Coventry Historic
Churches Trust

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.Our main fundraising event each year is Ride and Stride which takes place on the second Saturday of September (In 2020 it will take place on 12th September). See more information here.

On Saturday 14th September 2019, alongside Ride & Stride, we held a brand new event called the Bard’s Ride – two organised bike rides around the wonderful South Warwickshire countryside. It was a great success in stunning sunshine. Take a look at our report and great photos on our Bard’s Ride page

SAVE THE DATE! Bard’s Ride this year will take place on Saturday 12th September 2020 (the same day as Ride and Stride). We are planning an action-packed day with something for everyone. There will be 3 Rides, including a short Family Fun one and a Challenge Ride of 100K for experienced Riders. A Bard’s Walk will also be available for those who love walking in our amazing countryside.

We will be updating you soon with our more detailed plans. Please watch this space!

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 admin@warwickshirechurches.org.uk .

Thank you very much for your support.

Upcoming events

    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
    Warwickshire churches

    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.