Shropshire Historic Churches Trust


Open Gardens Leaflet 2017

The Open Gardens 2017 leaflet is available here with four new gardens and a list of specialist plant fairs.

** PLEASE NOTE ** The Hanwood Secret Garden Trail is Sunday 25th June, not Saturday 25th June.


New Event

Ride + Stride Get Together on 3rd May at 6pm till 8pm, The Trinty Centre Meole Brace.

This is an event for R+S Organisers and their teams and will include the presentation of Certificates for R+S 2016, a "Good Ideas" section and a short talk about the work of the Trust. Oh, and a social time as well! Invitation and details have been sent out but a copy is in the documents section of this web site. We need RSVP by19th April please.


Ride + Stride 2016 Results now out, Shropshire raised a wonderful £28379, well done everyone. The January newsletter and 2017 poster is in the "documents" on this website.Thankyou

Please see Roland Bream's review of this year's Open Gardens Scheme on the Open Gardens page.

Thank you everyone for Riding and Striding for the Trust, we are recieving some lovely stories and great pictures and will put them in "The Gallery"

Best wishes, Roger and Angela

See report on 25th Anniversary service and luncheon on News page .....

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Stephen Winwood

Shropshire is richly endowed with historic churches ....

There are over 350 churches in regular use, most over 700 years old. Many of our churches are Listed Buildings, which signifies that they are of outstanding architectural and historic interest. Responsibility for their maintenance and repair falls upon the individual parishes; they are not maintained or financed by the Church Commissioners, Diocese or State. In Shropshire most churches are in rural areas where the congregations are often small and need help to cope with repairs, which are often urgent and expensive.  This is where the Trust may be able to help.

A Prayer for the Churches of Shropshire

Almighty God our heavenly Father, we remember before you, now, the churches in this county of Shropshire and the houses of worship they use.

Make the doors of our churches wide enough to receive all who need human love and fellowship, and a Father's care, and narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride and lack of love.

In them may the tempted find help, the sorrowing receive comfort, the careless be awakened to repentance, the penitent be assured of your mercy. And there may all your children renew their strength and go on their way in hope and joy. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.