The Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust, which is non-denominational, was created in July 1953 by the then Bishops of Chester and Stockport.
Since the “rebirth” of the Trust in 1992 it has given assistance to over 280 churches in the area encompassed by the Chester Diocese. In excess of £1,250,000 has been raised and given by way of grants to churches to assist them in a variety of ways. These extend from assistance with general repairs to church buildings, repairs to towers, bell cotes, lych gates, roofs, stained glass windows, organs, memorials and crosses, to mention just a few. Following recent legislation and changes to Health & Safety rules, several of the Trust’s current grants have been to assist with the provision of disabled access and toilet facilities. This has enabled churches to attract a wider audience from the local community and expanded the use of their buildings.Please contact us to see if we can help your church.
Until a few years ago, we administered the WREN grants for Cheshire, but no longer do so. Applicants looking for grants for large projects may apply directly to WREN. Other bodies such as The National Churches Trust, Churchcare, etc., can be accessed via our Links page.
The Annual Ride and Stride is a major contributor to Trust funds, and enjoyable and rewarding for all participating churches and individuals.
Read all about it and download the participation forms in the News and Events section.
HCCPT JustGiving Donations Web Site
The Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust facilitate the repair, maintenance and preservation of churches and chapels throughout Cheshire.
Please support the Trust by making a single or monthly donation via our JustGiving Donations Web Site. We accept all major credit/debit cards and will automatically add 25% in Gift Aid if you're a UK taxpayer.