Saving the heritage of our church buildings

St Mary’s Overton

We would be delighted to welcome everyone from our churches in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to our livestreamed AGM at Winchester Cathedral on Tuesday 22 June at 7pm.
The livestreaming details are: https://youtu.be/outK6f3koG4
We have some outstanding news to give all our churches this year, not only with the staggering amount raised despite COVID – our highest record ever – but over £10,000 more than in 2019! This means even more grant money for our beautiful churches.

Click here and join us on 11 Sept 2021 for this years Ride+Stride Day

Our Heritage

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is blessed with over 900 fully functioning churches, chapels and meeting houses dating from the 7th to the 20th century, many of which have historic and architectural significance. These churches, which are often in beautiful settings contributing to the landscape, contain much local and national history, heritage and interest, but upkeep and new facilities are expensive.

Ride and Stride success 2020

12th September 2020 was a glorious day throughout the County and many Riders & Striders were out enjoying the churches and countryside despite Covid. We had a very successful fund raising event raising over £80,000. This is a magnificent record for us and an astounding achievement in these difficult times. We can now continue to fund the grants to our churches to maintain our community asset. 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 . Over 100 churches benefited from this fundraising event.