Events 2018

The 2018 programme is outlined below. As the membership grows, more events will be organised and we would appreciate suggestions from Friends.

At present, the main event is our Annual Summer Outing to churches where we are expertly guided and warmly welcomed. It is hoped that all Friends and family/friends of the Trust will be able to attend these events. Full details will be sent to Friends, who are warmly invited to make up parties to accompany them at both the AGM and the Summer Outing. If you are not a Friend of the Trust, but are interested in finding out more about the Trust’s work or are interested in attending future events please contact the Events Secretary.
You can download the Annual Program of events here: Annual Programme of Events

Annual General Meeting, Talk and Supper, Tuesday 8 May 7.00pm

Winchester Cathedral. by kind invitation of the Dean, the Very Reverend Catherine Ogle
Meeting agenda: AGM, Parish Awards and Churches helped in 2017.
Illustrated talk by Dr John Crook - Cathedral Choir Bosses - Close Up and Personal
The supper - please book in advance - see AGM 2018 notice and AGM agenda and Draft 2017 minutes

Summer Outing , Saturday 7 July, "Itchen Origin "

Our outing will follow the course of the River Itchen, starting with lunch at The Bull in Ovington and then visiting three churches that have received grants from HIHCT for their fabric – Tichborne, Bramdean and Cheriton.
Cheriton has kindly agreed to host afternoon tea for us all.
A lot of energetic supporters of Ride & Stride live in this beautiful area!
Car sharing is available. Flyer with March Newsletter.
For further information please see Summer Outing Flyer and Registration
Please register an interest with Adrian Harbidge at or 02393 079204.

2018 Ride and Stride, Saturday 8 September, 10.00am - 6.00pm

The premier fund-raising event for the Trust
Help open your church, participate and raise sponsorship for your church and the Trust
Find the latest news on the Ride and Stride pages

Holy Trinity, Gosport , Saturday 6 October, 10.00am - 4pm

Why would claimants to the Spanish Throne come to Gosport?
Come and find out! Christopher Whittick DL MA FSA FRHistS, Chair of Sussex Historic Churches Trust and County Archivist, East Sussex Record Office will enlighten us in the morning!
In the afternoon ...
What is an organ, built for Handel, doing in Holy Trinity Gosport?
Come and learn about its history, mechanics and listen to a recital on this fabulous organ. Geoffrey Holroyde, BSc BMus ARCO HonFRBC, will show us why it is so special and play a few pieces.
Venue: Holy Trinity Gosport by kind invitation of the Vicar, the Revd Andy Davis.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Car sharing is available.
Holy Trinity is also hosting an exhibition that Celebrates and Commemorates Gosport Women Artists 1918- 2018
For further information please see Holy Trinity Flyer and Registration
Register an interest with Meryl Balchin on 01794 368427 /

Christmas Party 2018

The Annual Christmas Party to include wine & light supper will be held as a joint event with the Hampshire Archives Trust 7.00-8.30pm at the Hampshire Record Office, Winchester. SO23 8TH.
The evening's talk will be on 'Churches at a time of change. Using contemporary sources to inform the study of churches in 19th century Hampshire',
For further information please see Christmas Party