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

Our income comes from members’ subscriptions, donations, fundraising and our annual "Bike 'n Hike" event on the second Saturday of September when hundreds of churches in both counties are open for visiting by sponsored riders and walkers. If you would like to take part, you can find sponsor forms and full details on the Bike 'n Hike event website.

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

Bid in our online fundraising auction
25 June - 4 July 2021

Don't miss our online auction which runs from 12pm on Sunday 25 June to 6pm on Sunday 4 July, hosted by Sworders Auctioneers There are some fantastic items to bid for in our next fundraising event. Find out more and how to take part in our Online Auction here. 

Treasurer needed

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

Our AGM takes place on 10 July with social distancing but no refreshments

Our AGM will be subject to Covid restrictions so you must let us know if you will be attending so that social distancing requirements can be met. Find out more about our AGM on our news page.  

Annual Report 2020/21 published

Our Annual Report 2020/21 is now available to view or download from our news page. Copies will also be available at our AGM on 10 July.

Jenny and Dave Wells cycled 165 miles- read about some epic cycle rides on our Bike 'n Hike page.

Jenny and Dave Wells cycled 165 miles- read about some epic cycle rides on our Bike 'n Hike page.

£112,800 raised for Bike 'n Hike

Our our best ever result! Find out more, and about how you could help as an Area Organiser, on our Bike 'n Hike page.

We raise money

Bike ‘n Hike 2020 has reached the magnificent total of £112,800. You can read about some epic cycle trips for our main annual fundraising event on the Bike 'n Hike page.

Bike 'n Hike
We manage it

Our members support our work, receiving twice yearly newsletters, attend the AGM (above).They also have the opportunity to visit churches with knowledgeable guides.

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
AGM 2021

The Annual General Meeting is on
Saturday 10 July, 2.30pm at
St Mary’s Church, Church Rd,
Stotfold SG5 4NF

Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to offer refreshments at the meeting.

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Save the date!
Bike 'n Hike 2021 is on Saturday 11 September

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].