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.

Grants Awarded»

See who have received Grants and the work they are doing (between 2010 and 2017)


Help us support the repair & restoration of historic buildings with a donation

About the SHCT»

Find out about Sussex Historic Churches Trust, our team and the work we do

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We assist places of worship of all faiths that are more than 100 years old in Sussex

Ride & Stride 2018»

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

Grants awarded to repair and restore Historic places of Worship in Sussex

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.

Over £100,000 was granted in 2017... 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.

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