• 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 took place on Saturday 9th September 2023

    It was a beautiful day, more than 300 churches and chapels were open throughout Leicester and Leicestershire, and more than £32,000 was raised, including £14,127 for churches nominated by sponsored participants.  That's a wonderful result and the Trust's share of the funds will be used for grants to churches and chapels in 2024. 

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    Ride and Stride Sponsorship Form

    List of Churches taking part

    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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