• Raising funds and providing grants and advice for historic churches and chapels in Leicester and Leicestershire since 1964

    We fund a wide range of projects ranging from conservation of monuments and stained glass windows to roof repairs and renewals, re-pointing of stonework, and re-ordering projects to enable greater community use

  • Ride + Stride 2020 and 2021

    Ride+Stride 2020 took place in perfect weather with people all over Leicester and Leicestershire registering at nearly 300 churches and chapels, travelling around by bike or on foot, and with at least two people on horseback. We raised over £37,900, a wonderful achievement considering the restrictions, particularly for Leicester which suffered the longest lockdown of any UK city.  All funds raised for the Trust are being used for our grants to churches and chapels in 2021.  Thank you to everyone who helped make Ride+Stride 2020 such a tremendous success!  This year's Ride+Stride will be on Saturday 11th September 2021 and you can register your church or chapel using the registration form halfway down this page - Thank You!  Stay safe and well.

    Sponsorship Form PDF   List of Churches and Chapels 2020 as at 11.9.20.pdf

    Helping historic churches - our living heritage

    We raise funds and provide grants for churches every year. Our grants help these beautiful buildings to remain in good condition and to be active centres of community life and landmarks of the wonderful architectural heritage of our villages, towns, city and county.


    The LeicesterShire Historic Chuches Trust helps Christian places of worship of all denominations with repair and improvement costs. All projects must demonstrate a real need and a well thought-out approach backed up by professional advice.

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    Ride+Stride is a sponsored event on the Second Saturday in September every year (that’s 12th September in 2020) and is the single largest source of income for LHCT. It’s also a church open day and it’s a great day for getting out and about in Leicester and Leicestershire.

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    Latest News & Projects

    Monday - January 25, 2021 7:26 pm

    Ride+Stride will take place on Saturday 11th September 2021

    Monday - January 25, 2021 10:59 am

    During 2020, we awarded £40,150 in grants to 19 Anglican churches and 4 churches and chapels of other denominations. Grants ranged from £500 to £5,000.


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