Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Support us

The Trust is continually exploring new ways of raising funds and increasing awareness of Yorkshire’s historic churches so that more funding can be made available to churches in need. There are a number of ways that you can get involved with the trust; ask friends and family to support you for Ride +Stride,  or pop along to some of the talks and lectures we hold where historians and experts share their wealth of knowledge about our historical buildings.

Why not join us for a day out to visit some of the region’s most interesting churches, leave a lasting legacy or become a Friend. Which ever way you’d like to get involved with the trust, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.


Leaving a legacy

Many of us share a deep love and appreciation of the way places of worship shape and frame the landscape and the built environment. Across Yorkshire we are blessed with outstanding examples of the changing styles of ecclesiastic architecture.

Their architectural dominance and spiritual resonance have shaped our great county. But too many are fighting a battle against the ravages of time and they need and deserve our help.

Leaving a gift in your Will is a lasting way to continue supporting these places of worship beyond your lifetime and ensure they are kept alive for future generations to enjoy.

Making a bequest is simple – it can be included in a new Will or added as a codicil to your existing Will.

A bequest to a charity is free of inheritance tax.

In memory donations

In memory donations are a positive way to celebrate the life of a loved one or a relative while helping the Trust protect, preserve and maintain Yorkshire’s precious places of worship for future generations. If you would like to give in memory of a friend or relative you can make arrangements through a funeral director. Please send any donations to YHCT, 77 Silverdale Drive, Leeds , LS20 8BE or phone us for more donations on Tel: 07786 656883

For more details contact Vanessa White on 07786 656883 or via email at vanbarassociates@gmail.com

Data protection

Preservation of your privacy is important to YHCT and we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information and to making only responsible use of your data. Please see our privacy notice  here.

Become A Friend

Become a friend of the trust today and help support Yorkshire's churches. All our Trustees are volunteers who give their valuable time to help promote the work of our Trust.

Just download the application form, send it over to us and we'll be in touch.

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Ride + Stride

Visit unique historic buildings, see the beautiful countryside, get some exercise and have fun with friends and family.

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Upcoming Events

We are delighted to be able to invite members and non members alike to the programme of events we run throughout the year.

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Leaving a Legacy

As a charity, we depend on the generosity of the general public, Friends of the trust and trustees. There are many ways that you can donate to the trust, including leaving a legacy.

Leaving a legacy is a great way of ensuring that the churches and chapels you care for are preserved and maintained for years to come and future generations.

Not only are you giving a fantastic gift to the Trust so that we can care for churches across Yorkshire, but it is also a way of saying thank you to the churches and chapels where you have worshiped and enjoyed visiting.

Whatever your wishes, get in touch with us today and see how your legacy can live on through the trust.

The wording for the legacy in your will should be as follows:

“I GIVE the sum of …………………… free from all taxes to the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust (Registered Charity Number 700639) for its general purposes AND I DECLARE that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer of the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors and trustees”.

Support your Regional Group

As Yorkshire is such a large region, the Trust has established three additional regional groups so that people across the county can get involved with the Trust from all areas of Yorkshire.

The North West group includes the Trough of Bowland, Sedburgh and Dent and all towns and villages within the boundaries of the old West Riding. The South Yorkshire group centres around the iconic ‘seven hills’ Sheffield area. The mid Yorkshire group covers the metropolitan district of Wakefield and surrounding areas.

So if you’d like to get involved with any of our regional groups, get in touch and we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

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