Welcome

This Trust was established in 1991 to raise and manage funds to help restore and repair churches and chapels in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, and part of Barnet.

Our income comes from subscriptions, donations, fundraising and our annual "Bike 'n Hike" on the second Saturday of September when hundreds of churches in both counties are open for visits by sponsored riders and walkers. See more on the Bike 'n Hike page of this website.

We also distribute church grants from the Wixamtree Trust in Bedfordshire. 

Study day cancelled

It is with regret that we announce that our Study Day which was due to take place on Saturday 14 May has been cancelled.

Unfortunately we did not have enough bookings to make this event viable. Any money paid in advance will be reimbursed.  We thank all who expressed interest and apologise for the disappointment. We hope to run another Study Day in the future.

Bike 'n Hike 2021 tops £100,000

Once again we have had magnificent support from all who took part in the Bike 'n Hike 2021. Fundraising has now passed £102,000 thanks to supporters, organisers and generous sponsors.

We are looking forward to another great Bike 'n Hike on Saturday 10 September 2022. Join us for a great day out exploring the heritage of our beautiful churches and help us save them for the future.

Find out more on our Bike 'n Hike page. 

Hike Area Organisers Find out more here.

Join our church guided tours

We are very pleased to announce the return of our church tours for 2022 led by very knowledgeable guides. Some spaces are still available for these events.

Saturday 11 June: Northamptonshire a tour of some historic gems including Anglo-Saxon architecture and a rare Norman round church. Ticket (£25) includes coach travel from Northampton station and afternoon tea. Lunch can be booked on the day. Click here for details and booking form.

Saturday 17 September: East Hertfordshire to churches of historic interest. Ticket £25 includes coach travel from Ware station and afternoon tea. Lunch is bookable on the day. Click the link above for details. 

These events are primarily for our supporters and friends but if space allows, other guests are most welcome.

Booking information update

Please note the new email address for booking enquiries: [email protected]

Treasurer needed

We are looking for a new Honorary Treasurer. Click here to find out more

Annual Report 2020/21 published

Annual Report 2020/21 is now available to view or download.

Bike 'n Hike 2022

Save the date! Saturday 10 September
Set up your Justgiving page and find out how to take part

Bike 'n Hike
Bishop Richard is a keen supporter of Bike 'n Hike

Bishop Richard is a keen supporter of Bike 'n Hike

Trust News Spring 2022

The latest Trust News- Spring 2022 is now available. It is sent out to all friends and supporters. You can also find it on our News page.

Almost £4 million in grants

The Trust has awarded nearly £4 million to help repair and restore local churches and chapels.  This is thanks to generous donations, subscriptions and legacies.

We welcome legacies as a gift to future generations. Find out more on our Campaign page and our Legacy leaflet

Raise
We raise money

Bike ‘n Hike 2021 raised over £102,000. You can read about some epic cycle trips.

Inspired by Bike 'n Hike
Manage
We manage it

Our friends and supporters receive newsletters, attend the AGM and have the opportunity to visit churches with knowledgeable guides.

Membership
Spend
We spend it

We make grants to churches and chapels in the two counties for urgent and essential repairs. Roof Alarm needed? See our "Apply" Grants page.

Grant Applications

Follow us @BedsHertsHCT

AGM 2022

Our AGM is at
St George's, Norton
on 9 July

We have distributed more than £3m since the Trust was established, helping congregations and local communities struggling to repair their local church, which could be anything up to a thousand years old.

To make a donation click on the Just Giving logo.

You can contact us by e-mailing: [email protected].