• 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 including roof repairs and renewals (and roof alarms), re-pointing of stonework, conservation of organs and stained glass windows, and projects to enable greater community use of the building

  • Ride+Stride 2022

    Nearly 320 churches and chapels are participating in Ride+Stride 2022 (Saturday 10th September) - thank you to our wonderful local and area organisers!  The List of Churches and Chapels, a sponsorship form and advice on setting up a JustGiving page can all be downloaded (below) and the List of Churches and Chapels will be updated periodically until 10 September as further registrations are received.  Ride+Stride 2021 raised a grand total of £35,241, a great achievement in the second year of the Covid pandemic!  All funds raised for the Trust through Ride+Stride 2021, together with other funds, have provided around £35,000 for our grants to churches and chapels in 2022.  Your support for Ride+Stride 2022 is fundamental to our grant-giving in 2023 and enables you to raise some funds for your church too - thank you so much!

    Sponsorship Form 2022  List of Open Churches   JustGiving Advice

    Helping historic churches - our living heritage

    We raise funds and provide grants for churches and chapels 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 Saturday 10th September in 2022) 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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    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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