Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Meet the Trustees

The YHCT is run by a group of dedicated Trustees who give up their time and share their knowledge and expertise to ensure the Trust is well managed and continues to support the need of the places of worship across Yorkshire.

Earlier this year, we were delighted to be joined by Jane Crease, who tells us a bit about herself: 

“I was invited to become a Trustee of the YHCT in April and have relished the opportunity to help shape the programme of events run by the Trust and support the needs of religious buildings and the communities they serve across Yorkshire.

For the past 20 years I have been Chair for Yorkshire of the Art Fund volunteer fund-raising committees. The Art Fund is the national membership charity which supports the purchase of works of art for public collections; last year it gave nearly 7 million pounds for this purpose. The volunteer committees run events which help to raise funds for this purpose. My Yorkshire committees raised nearly 25k for the cause in 2018; more importantly they added an extra dimension to the experience of membership of the Fund and helped with membership retention and legacy income.

My field of expertise is late medieval sculpture, especially church monuments, the most substantial corpus of sculpture left after the work of the iconoclasts, and the relationship of church furnishing to religious practice.

I am a great believer in the wider use of church buildings and am delighted to be working with the YHCT to help churches in Yorkshire through offering grants for vital repairs and maintenance.”

Yorkshire is one of the richest counties for examples of unique historic places of worship and the Trustees of the YHCT work to help preserve, repair and maintain these buildings for us to enjoy now and for future generations to come.”

The YHCT are:

Tom Ramsden – Chairman

Richard Bailey – Treasurer

Jane Crease

Sylvia Johnson

Peter Johnston

Rory Wardroper

Michael Wildblood

 

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