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

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.

Nov 21, 2022

Thank you to all who took part in the 2022 Ride+Stride; your contribution is much appreciated.

Apr 28, 2022

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

Jan 6, 2021

An interesting report from the National Churches Trust can be found here.

Jan 6, 2021

A message from the National Churches Trust

Aug 3, 2020

See below for an update on Ride+Stride 2020

May 19, 2020

Ride + Stride 2020

Despite the current coronavirus crisis, we are still hoping that this important fund raising event can go ahead this year.

Jan 17, 2019

We are delighted to welcome our new Secretary, Dr Elaine Drage, who has taken over from Mr John Davies.  Please update your records and send all future correspondence to her. Thank you.

Sep 8, 2018

The annual event will take place on Saturday 8 September this year.  A list of churches welcoming participants can be found by clicking here.

Aug 24, 2018

St Peter’s Church Cradley are holding Concerts to raise money in aid of the restoration of their clock dial.

Jun 1, 2018

New additions to the website include some amazing aerial photos and videos.

Mar 4, 2018

A number of Worcestershire Churches feature on the Explore Churches website.

Mar 4, 2018

Ride and Stride 2018 takes place on Saturday 8th September.

Sep 4, 2017

An illustrated talk to be given at Whittington church on at 7.30pm on Friday 22 September.

Apr 26, 2017

Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust urgently seek a volunteer Trustee to help administer their yearly Ride+Stride event.

Mar 20, 2017

The first Car Tour of 2017 will be on Sunday 14th May.

For more details click  here.

Feb 28, 2017

Grant application – Criteria and Process and application form.   You can now find more details about how to apply for a grant under the ‘Apply for a grant’ tab on the home page.

Nov 8, 2016

Update to the A – Z list includes churches in the Black Country and Worcester City.

Aug 19, 2016

Last year saw the launch of major new report on how the Church of England manages its 16,000 church buildings.   

Aug 1, 2016

Ride and Stride 2016 will be on Saturday 10th September – documents now online!

May 6, 2016

We are now on Facebook – click here for a link

Nov 11, 2015

A new addition to the website, giving details of churches which are usually open during daylight hours.

Oct 3, 2015

Ride+Stride: A big thank you!!

Well done  and thanks to all those who took part.  Especially to the participant who sent the intinerary of his journey…

Jul 28, 2015

A new cycling tour around Worcestershire churches.

Feb 14, 2015

Ride and Stride 2015 takes place on Saturday 12 September.    This sponsored event  funds most of the Trust grants made to churches throughout the year.    Documents relating to the Ride and Stride can be downloaded here.

Feb 14, 2015

Work on the church history section is progressing.   Almost all the Anglican churches in the southern part of the diocese of Worcester have been covered, and some of the non-conformist churches have been added.

Sep 16, 2014

Ride and Stride 2014 took place on the second Saturday in September.   Thanks to all who took part!   Next year (2015) documents to download, and more information, will be available on the website early in the year.    To see the documents which were available for 2014 please click here

Jun 5, 2014

Welcome to our new Patron, the Bishop of Dudley.

Jun 2, 2014

Next car church tour is on 22 June 2014   More details on Events section of this website, as well as information about future tours

Nov 12, 2013

An exciting new addition to the website!  Many new pictures…

Sep 14, 2013

This year’s Ride and Stride event is now completed.  We thank everyone who helped: the participants, the hosts, the organisers and the sponsors! 

Jan 16, 2013

Church volunteers receive national award:

Sep 22, 2012

The new WDHCT Website is under construction, lots still to do, so please be patient! …

Sep 22, 2012

Dozens of cyclists throughout the county have just completed this year’s Ride and Stride sponsored cycle ride…