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 is on Saturday 8th September 2018. 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!
Please join us on for Ride and Stride this year as it is essential to our fundraising. Just contact your local church or chapel and go our website page to see all the information you need. It only takes a minute or two for Riders or striders to sign up and churches and chapels to register.
Churches or chapels share the fundraising 50/50 with us and we give prizes for the church and the individual who raises the most sponsorship.
If you have any queries about Ride and Stride 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.