Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

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Registered Charity No: 1120266

Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

Welcome to the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

GHCT is a charity which raises funds to help places of Christian worship of all denominations with repairs and improvements to the fabric of the buildings and their contents, as well as to their surrounding churchyards.

Our aim is to help keep the 500+ churches and chapels in the county alive, not only as places of worship and active centres of community life, but also as buildings which make a huge impact on the landscape of Gloucestershire and help to draw visitors to the county.

Recent grants include:

  • £7000 to Dursley Tabernacle URC for repairs to the ceiling, roofs and paving
  • £4000 to St Mary the Virgin at Arlingham for new guttering
  • £5000 to St Michael and All Angels, Bishops Cleeve, to help conserve an ancient staircase to the belfry
  • £2500 to St Peter, Stanway to rehang and augment the bells
  • £500 to St George, Cam for repairs to the organ

For a full list of grants awarded in June 2014, see our Grants page

All projects are carefully examined to ensure that there is need, and that the proposed repairs or improvements will be carried out professionally and to an appropriate standard.


Our main fund-raising activity is the national Ride and Stride Day, which takes place on the second Saturday each September. This is a wonderful county-wide event for people to take action (on bike, on foot, on horseback or wheelchair) to raise money for their own nominated place of worship and to contribute to the charity’s funds for annual distribution across the county. Please go to the Ride and Stride page to see what an enjoyable family and community event this is.