• 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

    Ride+Stride on Saturday 12th September 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. The Sponsorship Form and List of Churches are downloadable below in case you would like one.  The Trust is hugely grateful to everyone who took part - whether as local organiser opening a church or chapel with the necessary safety arrangements, or ensuring that the sign-in Register was easily available; or as a participant raising sponsorship for their church and the Trust.  If you would like to support Ride+Stride 2020, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/l-h-c-t where you can find fundraising pages for several people who took part, some raising funds for their church and the Trust, and some for the Trust alone.  All funds raised for the Trust will be used for our grants to churches and chapels in 2021.  Thank you to everyone who helped make Ride+Stride 2020 such a great success - and please send us your photos from the day!

    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.

    Grants

    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

    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 - June 22, 2020 10:59 am

    We awarded £17,000 in grants to 11 Anglican churches. Grants ranged from £500 to £3,000 and were mainly for repairs to roofs, stonework and windows.

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    Wednesday - June 17, 2020 7:26 pm

    Ride+Stride is going ahead on Saturday 12th September 2020

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