Logo: A country church set against a hilly green background with a stone wall in front.Logo: A country church set against a hilly green background with a stone wall in front.Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust

Graphic: Collage of stained glass church windows.



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The LeicesterShire Historic Churches Trust

The Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust was formed in 1964:

  • to give grants to to help repair the historic churches and chapels of Leicester and Leicestershire that are open for public worship
  • to encourage wider interest in them
  • to raise funds for these purposes

The Trust is non-denominational and an independent charity.


The majority of the Trust's income comes from the annual Sponsored Ride+Stride. It also receives donations from individuals, church councils, other Trusts and legacies. Its officials and helpers are volunteers.


While its main task is to provide money and advice for the repair of churches and chapels, the Trust also seeks to spread interest in and knowledge of church and chapel buildings, and to generate enthusiasm for their care and preservation.



Photograph: Melton Mowbray, St Mary's Church.
St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray


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