• 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 2021

    270 churches and chapels are registered to participate in Ride+Stride 2021 and there is still time to register your church or chapel by using the online registration form half way down this page.  To see the List of Churches and Chapels that are participating, please click on the green button below.  Most churches will be open and we are so grateful to everyone who is organising for a church to be open for visitors and Ride+Stride participants  -  THANK YOU!  Additions and amendments can be made to the List of Churches up until the day of the event by contacting Janet Arthur (chairman@lhct.org.uk or 07840 543288) - these are also the contact details for any queries.  Stay safe and well - and let's try to beat the amazing £37,900 raised in 2020!  If you want to sponsor someone, a quick way to do this is to go to our JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/l-h-c-t and choose someone to support.  All funds raised for the Trust through Ride+Stride 2021 will be used for our grants to churches and chapels in 2022. Thank you for all your wonderful support for Leicestershire Ride+Stride!

    Sponsorship Form PDF    List of Churches and Chapels Open for 2021

    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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