Welcome to
Warwickshire &
Coventry Historic
Churches Trust

Bard’s Ride 2021  Click here to see our video

Many thanks to  all our Bard’s Riders and Walkers and supporters. This event took place on  Saturday September 11th, starting and ending at Honington Hall . Please see our report and photographs on our  Bard’s Ride page 

Next year’s Bard’s Ride and Walk will be on Saturday 10th September 2022. Please save the date!


Ride and Stride 2021 

Many thanks to everyone who took part in Ride and Stride on Saturday 11th September this year and to the churches that opened.  Please see our Ride and Stride page on this website. Next year’s Ride and Stride will be on Saturday 10th September. Please save the date!



About the Warwickshire and Coventry Churches Historic Trust

The WCHCT 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 events each year are Ride and Stride and Bard’s Ride (both on September 11th this year, and Bard’s Drive (Car Rally) in June. 

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.