About the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust

Welcome to the home of the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust. The Trust was set up in 1954 to provide a financial helping hand to places of worship in the county of Rutland.

Rutland has many fine churches, in fact Simon Jenkins in his book England’s Thousand Best Churches says that (Rutland) has more good churches per square mile than any other (county)!

Rutland's historic churches attract many visitors to the area and the expectation is that the churches will be there for people to enjoy whenever they like. In fact the cost of keeping churches in good repair for people to enjoy is high, and this is where the Trust can help.

How the Trust Can Help Your Church or Chapel

Extract from the Trust Deed:

"(The Trust was founded in 1954 for) the preservation repair maintenance improvement upkeep beautification and reconstruction of churches in the County of Rutland and of monuments fittings fixtures stained glass furniture ornaments bells and chattels in such churches and of the Churchyard belonging to any of such churches..."

For more information about how the Trust can help your place of worship see Help We Can Give.

How You Can Help Rutland's Historic Churches

Our main source of income is the Rutland Ride & Stride sponsored event for cyclists, joggers and walkers. It is held in Rutland once every two years in order to raise money for the preservation of the county's beautiful and ancient church buildings.

To find out how to take part see our Rutland Ride & Stride pages.

For other ways to help, such as giving a donation or a legacy please see Help You Can Give or dontate online now.

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