Shropshire Historic Churches Trust

Welcome ...
and thank you for visiting our web site; I do hope you find what you are looking for. We are most grateful to the many people who support us in our work and you can be assured of a warm welcome at any of our events. If you need any more information please contact us

For membership enquiries click here.

We have recently set up a Facebook page which you can visit by clicking here.

Revd Canon William Price

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.




Grants to the total of £61,290.00 awarded so far in 2019




Ride and Stride 14th September

Click on this link for all Ride + Stride forms and SHCT Reports

Failing that, just click on "About Us" and then Click on "Documents", choose the document or report you need and download it. You will probably notice the Blue Arrow, indicating that the form is downloaded, open it and hopefully this will solve your problem.

                            Please look HERE to see if your Church had registered

               THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED...Shropshire raised £31,252


Final Open Garden 1st September

The next open garden is Sunday 1 September 11am - 5pm

DELBURY HALL WALLED GARDEN, Delbury Hall Estate, Diddlebury SY7 9DH


Click HERE to open the 2019 Open Gardens leaflet for further information.

Also available under "About Us" from the Home Page is a link to Trustees.

This lists the officers of the Churches Trust and their roles and can be a easy way of contacting the person you require.


We have automatically registered all those churches that were open for us for the past 2 years. If you are a local organiser please review your Churches' entry as soon as possible please ( click on the link below). We have already heard from some churches and have adjusted our Registration Page, thank you.Inevitably some Churches may have last minute problems on the day and not open, we do apologise should this happen.

Please look at our review on the R+S page.

Please look HERE to see if your Church had registered

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED...Shropshire raised £31,252

This Years date is  September 14th 2019 !

We have new photos on the gallery.


Please click here for details of this year’s events

*** Grant Application Form and Member Churches as of 30th December 2018 ***

*** Grants Awarded to July 2019 are here ***


£84,250 Awarded in grants in 2018 !

Click here to view them or here to go to the Grants page.

Stephen Winwood retired as chairman of the Trust on 9th October, having been a Trustee for twelve years and Chairman for the last seven.

Pictures from his final Trust meeting as chairman are in the News and Our Churches gallery, here.

His replacement is the current Vice-chairman, the Revd Canon William Price from Wem, who has been a Trustee since 2007.
Noel Fryer from Hodnet  becomes Vice-chairman in addition to his role as Treasurer.

The Trust's Legacy Leaflets have just been printed. If you would like any please get in touch with Roger Hughes and we will arrange to get them to you, 01743367166 or ____________________________________________________________________________________

Open Gardens 2018

VERY MANY THANKS to all who have visited an open garden this year and supported the trust so well.

In 2018 we passed £400,000 raised since the Open Gardens began in 1994.

The Open Garden Scheme 2018 Report is here.

Data Protection

Under new laws ( the General Data Protection Regulations; G.D.P.R.) we will need to formally ask many of our friends for your consent to hold and process the personal data we have for you. You will have recieved either an email or a letter asking you to give your consent to this.Meanwhile we will be putting a copy of our "Privacy Statement" and our consent form (both clickable links) on this website.

Thank you very much in anticpation

Stephen Winwood

Patron, Friend or Member Church
click here for further details