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.

For membership enquiries click here.

Officers and Trustees who can answer many enquiries are listed here.

If you cannot find a suitable person there for your query, please contact us.

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

Revd Canon Dr 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 awarded in January 2020 are here


Gardens Open 2020

Our 2020 programme is now complete with 20 gardens to visit from May - October and includes 3 NEW gardens.

The full programme is now on this website and 25,000 leaflets are being distributed around Shropshire, meanwhile here are the first gardens open in May.

3rd May  Petton Trail. 

17th May Neen Sollars Trail.

17th May Morville Hall Gardens.

If you would like to open your garden in the future and help raise funds for your church and the Trust do please contact me.

 Angela Hughes / 01743 367166


                                                       Ride + Stride new Organisers


As from 1st January Jennie Wright and Pamela Blaxland will become the organisers for Shropshire, this is wonderful news.

If you wish to contact them in the new year please use the following email address:

Grants to the total of £102,140 awarded in 2019

Thank you to all the Churches that opened in 2019 and to all those who particpated and sponsored us.


We have new photos on the gallery.

Ride and Stride NEXT YEAR  12th September 2020

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

Shropshire raised £31,252 in 2018!! and the total for 2019 will be posted once available.

Please look HERE to see if your Church registered in 2019 ( SORRY IT SAID 2018..IT IS 2019!)

A very big Thank You to all who have braved our mixed summer and visited an Open Garden in 2019

The Open Garden Scheme 2018 Report is here.

2019's Report will appear here when available.

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

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

Grants Awarded in 2019 are here

£84,250 Awarded in grants in 2018

Click here to go to the Grants page.

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

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

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

Patron, Friend or Member Church
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