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.
This year, alongside Ride & Stride on Saturday 14th September, on a wonderfully sunny day, we held a brand new event this year called the Bard’s Ride: two organised bike rides around the stunning South Warwickshire countryside. It was a great success and we have a report and photos on our Bard’s Ride page.
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.