Saving the heritage of our church buildings

St Mary’s Overton

Ride and Stride success 2021

11th September 2021 was a glorious day throughout the County and many Riders & Striders were out enjoying the churches and countryside. Nearly £62,000 was raised which will enable us to continue to fund the grants to our churches to maintain our community assets. We are very grateful to all who took part whether welcoming visitors to your church or being sponsored enjoying a day out with family or friends . Over 100 churches will benefit sharing the sponsorship money.

Please join us this year on 10th September 2022

Cheriton cyclists at St James Beauworth
At St Bartholomew Winchester

UK’s Church of the Year

The National Churches Trust are encouraging entries from our Counties Churches for the main award and the following categories:
Church architecture (entries closed), Church maintenance, Church volunteers, Church tourism
Entries can be made online at:

AGM 2022

Our AGM on 24 May at Winchester Cathedral was well attended with drinks and nibbles after the AGM. It was wonderful to be able to meet in person after two years of Covid restrictions.

Along with the normal AGM agenda the work of Area Co-ordinators was recognised, as were the efforts of those who helped raise funds through Ride & Stride and there was a brief talk on the workings of the Grants Committee.

Grants – how we have helped

The Grants Committee meet three times a year when grant offers are made to churches. The Grants Committee publish a Newsletter with updates on the recent grants awarded and other Trust information.
To view the latest Newsletter click on the link on the right. Download and print double-side A4
Earlier versions can be found on the Grants Pages
You can also view previous years grants awarded on this link – Grants Awarded