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.



May 5, 2022

Information about Ride + Stride 2022 is now available

Apr 28, 2022

A programme of classical and lighter music given by Piers Maxim, director of Music Malvern Priory.


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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