Leicester Historic Churches Trust


The Trust was set up in 1964 to give a financial hand to Christian places of worship throughout Leicester and Leicestershire that are used for regular public worship.

Since 1964, we have given more than £1,150,000 in grants to over 320 churches and chapel in need. In 2020 we awarded £40,000 in grants.

Oadby, St Peter

The Trust’s major fundraising activity is the annual sponsored Ride+Stride and Church Open Day. Held on the second Saturday of September every year, half the money raised in sponsorship goes to the Trust and half to the participating churches and chapels. You can join in and raise sponsorship by cycling, walking or be welcoming people to your church or chapel on the day.

The Trust also receives donations from individuals, church councils, other charitable trusts and legacies, and raise funds through organising Church Tours and Lectures, Open Gardens and other events.

The Trustees and Officers are all volunteers.

To find out more visit – https://lhct.org.uk

This website is sponsored by the members of St Pauls’ & St Augustine’s Church

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