Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust provides financial help with repairs, restoration and improvement to churches of all denominations. With our grants for essential repairs, we help churches help themselves. Their history and architecture is unique to our environment. It is up to us to preserve them

Welcome to the website of the Hereford Historic Churches Trust.  Many of our church buildings have been here for centuries.  They are architectural gems that preserve much of the history of the county. They provide not just a spiritual focus for our communities, but a practical one as well. From the earliest times they have been spaces for gathering together and building communities now providing venues for things as diverse as foodbanks and post offices.

The trust plays a vital role in supporting their maintenance and development through financial and other support. Although congregations are often smaller these days, many people continue to be drawn to these sacred spaces for private prayer and reflection and so keeping them open is vital.

“The  Best Kept Churches Award  is to encourage congregations to be aware of the condition of the fabric of their church and to plan for its maintenance.  Pre-emptive action is much preferable to surprising and sometimes hasty repair.  Poor maintenance is ultimately more expensive than careful stewardship of the Church’s assets.

Thank you so much for your support for the trust.

The Rt Revd Richard Jackson

Events

We hold a number of events throughout the year to raise money for churches. One of our most popular fundraising initiatives is Music in Quiet Places, which is a calendar of concerts featuring local and internationally renowned musicians playing in our county’s churches.

Find out about all of our upcoming events here.

How you can help us help our county’s churches

To help keep the historic churches of this county alive, you can support us in a number of ways:

For churches

If your church needs funds to make necessary improvements, apply for a grant here.

To raise the profile of your church by hosting an event with us, download our application form here.

Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust