• 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 2024 will be on Saturday 14th September 

    Please register your church/chapel for Ride+Stride 2024, using the registration form below - Thank you!

    We are printing the paperwork for Ride+Stride shortly and will be mailing it out to local organisers in the next fortnight.

    2023 Ride+Stride raised £37,253.00  - an increase of 7.5% on 2022!  This has been shared as always between churches and chapels nominated by sponsored participants, and the LeicesterShire Historic Churches Trust. The Trust’s share, added to other funds, means that it has £35,696 available for grants in 2024 – its Sixtieth Anniversary year.

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    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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