Sussex Historic Churches Trust
The Trust was founded in 1956 to give grants for essential repairs and restoration of places of worship of architectural or historic interest throughout Sussex. Since 1956, the Trust has assisted more than 500 churches.
See who have received Grants and the work they are doing (between 2010 and 2016)
Help us support the repair & restoration of historic buildings with a donation
Find out about Sussex Historic Churches Trust, our team and the work we do
We assist places of worship of all faiths that are more than 100 years old in Sussex
A fantastic day out for walkers and riders while raising funds to help our historic buildings
Learn more about the buildings and their uses. Join us for thrice yearly visits.
Over 500 Places of Worship helped to date
The Trust has assisted more than 500 churches and places of worship throughout Sussex since launched in 1956.
Our primary aim is to preserve the churches and chapels of historic and architectural interest. In this context, 'historic' means buildings which are 100 years old or more and we offer help through grants for specific repairs to the fabric of the building.
Take a look at some of the places we have helped in recent years.Grants Awarded
Ride & Stride: 8th September 2018
Your chance to visit Sussex's unique places of worship, explore our beautiful countryside, get some exercise and have fun with family & friends. What's more you can help us raise much needed funds to support the repair and restoration of our historic buildings. Join us on the 8th September for a great day out.
In the News & Blog....
You can find our latest new and information in the blog. Current headlines include:
- Friends visit to Slindon September 2017
- Friends visit to Itchingfield and Billingshurst
- Ride & Stride Awards Ceremony - the 2016 winners & runners up
- Church registration open for Sussex Ride & Stride 2018
- Restoration work at St Mary de Haura, Shoreham-by-Sea
- Repair of the Tower at All Souls, Eastbourne
Discover Sussex Historic Places of Worship
See the best of our historic churches, have great fun and help us raise money to support their restoration by taking part in Ride & Stride 2018.
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Over 500 historic churches helped to date
The funds raised by SHCT have so far assisted over 500 Sussex places of worship with restoration and repairs.
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Applying for a Grant
Grants for preservation, repair, maintenance and more are available to Sussex places of public worship (all denominations).
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Join FSHCT activities
Learn more about historic places of worship with fellow members.