Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust (BHCT) was founded in 1957 by the then Lord Lieutenant, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, and the Bishop of Buckingham, the Right Reverend Robert Milton Hay, who had collected the sum of one hundred pounds to be held and applied by them.

With funds raised since then from the people of Buckinghamshire, the Trust has given grants of over £1,000,000 towards the repair and restoration of over 300 churches of all denominations in the County and continues to do so, at the rate of some £60,000 each year.

Download a copy of the latest Annual Report by clicking HERE

Help Raise Funds

Our income comes mainly from our annual ride and stride held each September. We want to encourage more people to take part either as walker or a sponsor so we have set up an easy-to-use JustGiving page

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Need some help?
Read our Just Giving Guide by clicking HERE

The guide details the few easy steps to you need to take to sponsor the participants of our Ride & Stride.

Ride & Stride 2016

Get ready for this year's event

Keep the 10th of September free so that you can help the Historic Churches Trust raise vital funds to help maintain our magnificent heritage.

Do you love our ancient churches and want to take part in a fun event to help us do just that? Then participate in our annual event either as a walker or a rider using a bicycle or on horseback.

The Ride & Stride web page has all the information you need to get started.

Patricia Burstall - BEM

The trust are very sad to announce the death of Patricia Burstall who died on Friday 18th March following a fall at her home. Patricia was an enthusiastic and energetic supporter of the Trust particularly the annual Ride & Stride fundraising event, as well as being involved in numerous other causes. Patricia will be very much missed and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time

Join us in our Work

The Friends of Buckinghamshire’s Historic Churches support the work of the BHCT. Each year the Friends organise a number of events including a church crawl and an illustrated talk; Friends also have preferential access to the annual Summer Reception.

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Protecting our Heritage

We make grants to churches and chapels of all denominations in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Many grants are spent on repairing roofs and stonework, not surprising as many of our beautiful churches were built in the 14th century.

View a list of churches we have helped since 2013