Worcestershire & Dudley Historic Churches Trust


The Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust [WDHCT] is able to award grants toward the preservation, repair, maintenance, improvement, upkeep or beautification of any Christian Church within the geographical area of the Diocese of Worcester or the county of Worcestershire. The Trust also promotes the education of the public in the history and architecture of churches.

Grants may go towards the large and small scale restoration of historic buildings of all periods including twentieth century, including roof and wall repairs, rewiring or archaeological investigation, as well as the conservation of ancient or more modern features including stained glass, wall paintings and monuments.



Sep 7, 2017
The list of churches open for Ride+Stride can be found here.
Sep 4, 2017
An illustrated talk to be given at Whittington church on at 7.30pm on Friday 22 September.


The Trust is able to make grants, generally under £5000, towards projects. These can be of great help in contributing to funds raised on applying for large grants from major funding bodies or make the difference between completing a small project or leaving it on hold. In 2011 the Trust approved provisional grants totalling £58,500 to fourteen different churches.

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Ride and Stride

The Annual Sponsored Bike Ride is a National event - every second Saturday in September cyclists (and pedestrians, riders and motorists) all round the country are out making money for their local County Churches Trust. This is the main source of income for the Trust and enables it to make grants to churches in need.

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