Saving the heritage of our church buildings

St Mary’s Overton

Ride and Stride 2023

9th September 2023 was a glorious day, maybe too hot, throughout the County and many Riders & Striders were out enjoying the churches and countryside. The sponsorship monies raised will enable us to continue to fund the grants to our churches to maintain our community assets. We are very grateful to all who took part whether welcoming visitors to your church or being sponsored enjoying a day out with family or friends . We are still receiving returns from sponsored participants

Please join us on 14th September 2024

Typical refreshments for Riders & Striders
At St Bartholomew Winchester

Days Out

We have developed lists of interesting churches which we have compiled into 11 areas. These could be the basis for Ride&Stride or at at any time in the year.
Please visit the webpage Days Out for further details on the areas with churches and maps.

Map showing coverage of Days Out churches

Christmas Cards 2023

We are fortunate to have Caroline Hervey-Bathurst create our Christmas Cards again this year. Two scenes from King’s Somborne.
Cost £5 for a pack of 8 with envelopes plus postage if necessary.
Please order from contact

King’s Somborne in Winter
King’s Somborne East Window at Night

AGM 2023

Our AGM on 24th May at Winchester Cathedral was well attended with drinks and nibbles after the AGM.
Along with the normal AGM agenda
– Presentations were made to the top fundraising church, top new church, top fundraiser,and Magnificent Effort
– Churches helped in 2022
– Talk by The Very Revd Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester – Ancient and Modern Winchester Cathedral Today
View our Annual Accounts

Grants – how we have helped

The Grants Committee meet three times a year when grant offers are made to churches. The Grants Committee publish a Newsletter with updates on the recent grants awarded and other Trust information.
To view the latest Newsletter click on the link on the right. Download and print double-side A4
Earlier versions can be found on the Grants Pages
You can also view previous years grants awarded on this link – Grants Awarded