Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

St. Mary’s Church


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Photo by: Peter Hotham


Over the centuries, churches have defined landscapes, brought together communities and demonstrated beautiful craftsmanship. These magnificent buildings will always need preservation and maintenance so that they can remain standing for centuries to come.

The Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust provides funds for churches, chapels and meeting houses of all Christian denomination within the county of Yorkshire. Funding ranges from relatively small schemes such as repairs to monuments, to much larger ones including large scale re-pointing of stonework, complete roofing repairs and replacements and other more complex conservation works.

With the help of Friends of the trust and the general public through fundraising activities, donations and sponsor days, the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust is currently able to award grants amounting to approximately £100,000 a year to churches in need.


Where We've Helped


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Explore Churches

ExploreChurches is a website which makes it easy to discover the UK's most beautiful and fascinating churches. The website brings churches to life by using high quality images and providing information about their history. There are hundreds of churches, chapels and meeting houses across the county for you to visit, each with their own story.

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Ride & Stride traditional challenge

Ride and Stride is the annual sponsorship event held across the country, to raise funding for churches, chapels and meeting houses.
We are delighted that many of you take part year after year, planning your routes and getting sponsored to visit as many churches as possible, on foot, on a bike or in a car.
Plan your route and download a sponsorship form to get involved.

Ride & Stride

Corporate Friends

Being a Corporate Friend of the trust means that you and your company share the same passion for exceptional workmanship. Become a Corporate Friend today and help us preserve our traditional English heritage buildings.

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Explore Churches

Visit the Explore Churches website to find a beautiful collection of fascinating places to visit.

Visit beautiful churches

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