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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
Chairman


Implications of Covid-19 

Gardens Open.

The SHCT  have taken the difficult decision not to open  any of the Gardens until further notice.

We may have a few gardens open in later months.

Please refer to this website for updates.


Trust Tours and Events

Please refer to this website before attending any of the Trusts events for 2020.

This is the current situation:

Richard Bifield’s Talk, 2nd April, cancelled.

The following events are postponed and possibly cancelled.

South Shropshire Tour, 8th May.

Members’ Annual Meeting, 21 May. (This is not the legal AGM which takes place at the Trustees’ meeting in April. )

Summer Social, 15 June.

Out of County Tour, 9th July.

Betton Strange/Berrington Tour, 25th July.

In early August a decision will be made regarding the cancellation or postponement of the North Shropshire Tour on the 22 August.


Ride+ Stride.

Jenny and Pam will be reviewing the situation.

Of course if the situation changes we very much hope that some of the Tours  and Gardens Open events may still take place. We will be in touch by email and the website will show all information.

 

William Price,

Chairman


Grants awarded in January 2020 are here


                                                       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:

rideandstrideshct@gmail.com

 


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.

Amen


 


 

LATEST NEWS

 

Coronavirus

The Trust is assessing the implications of this disease and some of our events will be affected. Please see below


Gardens Open 2020

The SHCT  have taken the difficult decision not to open  any of the Gardens until further notice.

Should things change we have 3 Garden Trails who have stoically offered to open....and not necessarily on the date they expected to! The last garden which was due to open at the end of the season is the Cherry Tree Arboretum, Woore on FRIDAY 9th October. This may still go ahead.


Trust Tours and Events

Please refer to this web site before attending any of the Trusts events for 2020.


 

Grants awarded in January 2020 are here

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


                                                    

   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:

rideandstrideshct@gmail.com


 

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

 

A RECORD 253 CHURCHES OPENED FOR R+S IN 2019

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 £29,205 for churches in 2019!

Please look HERE to see if your Church registered in 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 2019 Report is here.

 


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 r.dhughes@btinternet.com


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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