Worcestershire & Dudley Historic Churches Trust


The Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust [WDHCT] is able to award grants toward the preservation, repair, maintenance, improvement or upkeep  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.


Jun 3, 2023

Ride & Stride returns on 14th September 2024. Please help us raise money for the preservation of churches and chapels across Worcestershire & Dudley. Everything you need can be found at http://www.ridestrideworcs.org

Nov 21, 2022

St Michael’s, Baddesley Clinton features in an article in a recent copy of the Church Times.   The church has fitted under-pew heating and installed a heat pump (purchased directly from the manufacturer).  They have changed all their light bulbs to LED and changed their electricity tariff to 100 per cent renewable electricity.   “This makes them one of the first churches in the UK to reach net zero.”  For more information about St Michael’s and other eco-friendly buildings in the diocese of Worcester, take a look at the 4th November copy of the Church Times.


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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