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

Our income comes from members’ subscriptions and from an 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.

The Trust also acts as a distributive agent for church grants made by the Wixamtree Trust in Bedfordshire. Read on for information on how to support the Trust or how to apply for a grant.

Jenny and David Wells cycled 165 miles for Bike 'n Hike. See more on our News page.

Jenny and David Wells cycled 165 miles for Bike 'n Hike. See more on our News 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
Our new website

Our new website is now live.

You may notice some changes to the layout.

Latest updates can be found on our NEWS page.

Follow and like us on Facebook @BedsHertsHCT

Follow and like us on Facebook @BedsHertsHCT


Over £110,000 has now been raised . Huge thanks to all supporters for a fantastic achievement.


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].