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.
WCHCT had planned to run a new heritage cycle event – Shakespeare’s Scenery Cycle Ride – in June this year, but are postponing it until next summer 2019 so that we can increase the numbers of cyclists taking part and make it a larger fundraising event for the Trust. We will keep you informed and let you know the new date on this website as soon as it has been confirmed.
We are now looking for Sponsors for this Cycle Ride next year, so please contact Trustee James Kerr if you would be interested in supporting us.
In the meantime, don’t forget that we will be Riding and Striding as usual on Saturday, September 8th 2018 and would love you to take part. More details can be be found here.
Please get in touch with us for any queries you may have. Thank you 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.