Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Get Involved

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, become a Friend or treat someone to book of notelets hand drawn and painted by Friends of the trust. Or you can just make a quick donation online using the links dotted around the website. Which ever way you’d like to get involved with the trust, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

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.

Application Form

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Ride & Stride

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

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Ride & Stride team cycling challenge

Ride and Stride 2014

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This year we are introducing a team cycling challenge to help you raise money for your local church.

Here’s how it works:

  • Get together a  team of up to 8 cyclists
  • Register your team with the YHCT coordinator Vanessa White on vanbarassociates@gmail.com with the team name, and location / district of team. Vanessa will set up a team My Donate page on your behalf.
  • Encourage a minimum contribution of £30 from each cyclist, which is payable on line through the team’s My Donate page.
  • Plan your route, taking in as many church as you can along the way.
  • Check out whether the churches will be open and offering refreshments. Vanessa can help with contacts.
  • Sponsorship money is split between a church of your choice and the YHCT.
  • The team raising the most gets to donate 100% of the sponsorship money.

2017 cycle flyer

Click here to see the route YHCT trustee Edward Waterson has planned Newts cycling challenge

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”.

YHCT Notelets

To help us raise further funds, why not purchase some of our YHCT notelets. Depicting a series of artistic watercolour sketches of Yorkshire’s finest historical churches and produced by our very own trustee and friends Richard and Claire Carr-Archer, they make a wonderful gift.

Each pack of ten cards includes two of five designs, blank inside to allow you to write your own message with envelopes included. There are three sets to chose from, see our Index Card for the sketches included in the three sets.

If you are interested in purchasing  the notelets or wish to contact the YHCT with further questions regarding their content, please download our Notelet Order Form 2014.

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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