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Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust

Charity and Not-for-Profit

About Us

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Please join the Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust community. We raise funds for Hampshire and the Islands churches to help pay for repairs and improvements to the fabric of their buildings, contents, and churchyards.

We have numerous events throughout the year for Friends - please visit our website for further information:

Our main income is the sponsored Ride and Stride event on the 2nd Saturday of September each year. Over 400 churches will be open throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight - many with refreshments for you to enjoy. Visit our website on the event: or go to our Ride and Stride campaign page on this site to either set up your own participants page for the event or support a participant:

Why we're raising money

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.
In 2020 the following nine churches received a total of £49,000 in grant offers from HIHCT funds including grants from Hampshire County Council:
St John, Newport (IoW), £3,000   St Leonard, Hartley Mauditt, £2,000  St George, Damerham, £2,000
St Nicolas, North Stoneham, £10,000  St Peter & St Paul, Kimpton, £10,000  St Luke, Southsea, £5,500
St Mary, Longstock, £2,000  St John the Baptist, Shedfield, £4,500  The Minster (Sts Thomas), Newport (IoW), £7,500  

Where can you find us?

Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust
c/o Pastoral Centre,
St Peter's Church,
29 Jewry Street,
Winchester SO23 8RY
Please visit our website page to find out how to contact us:

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