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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We rely on the generosity of our friends and we are grateful for all the support you give us. Find our Just Giving page here, where you can make a donation or fundraise for Ride +Stride.

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Ride & Stride art trail

If you are planning on taking part in Ride +Stride this year, why not consider following the 'Sculpt - art in the churches' trail?
The Sculpt project involves international and innovative artists, who have each created individual and unique, site-specific sculptures for seven churches on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.  

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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