MENU Shropshire Historic Churches Trust

The Shropshire Historic Churches Trust (SHCT) is a registered charity (No 1010690) and its officials and helpers are all unpaid volunteers. The purpose of the SHCT is to:

  • consider grant applications from churches and chapels of all Christian denominations for essential repair and preservation work; some contents, fixtures and fittings may also qualify for assistance. These grants help keep buildings open not only for worship and community use but also as quiet places for prayer and reflection.

  • encourage interest in the heritage of our churches, appealing to all those who recognise the unique contribution that churches, big and small, their curiosities and stories, make to our English countryside and landscape.


The SHCT was set up by a Declaration of Trust dated 12th November 1991, 'having no fewer than four or twenty-five trustees'. There are currently thirteen, who meet quarterly to consider grant applications from churches and chapels throughout Shropshire. Trustees serve for five years but are eligible for re-election.


To view the audited accounts for the year ending 31 December 2017 please click here and then on the appropriate row in the table of documents.

The above image is of St Swithun's, Cheswardine