We manage it

Our members support our work, receiving twice yearly newsletters. They also have the opportunity to visit churches with knowledgeable guides

We spend it

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We make grants to churches and chapels in the two counties for urgent and essential repairs.

We raise money

The indefatigable Steve West and his wife with their new folding bikes at Tiles Hurst Baptist church, Hitchin, on this year’s Bike‘n Hike. They  managed to visit 27 churches on 8 September and raised more than £600 - and counting!  

Grant information  Bike 'n Hike  Membership 

We have distributed more than £3m since the Trust was established, helping congregations and local communities struggling to repair their local church, which could be anything up to a thousand years old.

To make a donation click on the Just Giving logo.

You can contact us by e-mailing: general.enquiry@bedshertshct.org.uk .

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This Trust was established in 1991 to raise and manage funds to help the restoration and repair of churches and chapels in the counties of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and also part of Barnet.

Our income comes from members’ subscriptions and from  an annual “Bike ’n Hike” event on the second Saturday of September when hundreds of churches in both counties are open for visiting by sponsored riders and walkers. More details on our Bike ‘n Hike page.

The Trust also acts as a distributive agent for church grants made by the Wixamtree Trust in Bedfordshire. Read on for information on how to support the Trust or how to apply for a grant.

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