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 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.
Bike 'n Hike 2021
Once again we have had magnificent support from all who participated in the Bike 'n Hike on 11 September. The weather could not have been better on the day - sunny but not too hot for those cycling or tramping along bridleways. If you took part this year please send us your stories and photos to [email protected]
Sponsorship funds are now coming in thick and fast from our Bike 'n Hike participants. It's not too late if you would like to make a donation to anyone you know who took part. 2020 raised a fantastic £112,800 - our best result so far and we hope 2021's effort will be as successful. Find out more on our Bike 'n Hike page
We are also looking for Area Organisers Find out more here.
We are looking for a new Honorary Treasurer. Click here to find out more
Our AGM - face to face at last
Our AGM took place at St Mary's, Stotfold on 10 July. Although socially distanced for safety, it was great to be able to meet face to face. Read the full story about the AGM on our news page.
Annual Report 2020/21 published
Annual Report 2020/21 is now available to view or download.
Bishop Richard in the saddle for Bike 'n Hike
Our online auction raised £11,300
Our online auction hosted by Sworders Auctioneers raised £11,300 towards our Endowment Campaign. Thanks to the hard work of Trustee Richard Genochio and his team, this event has given a boost to the campaign. Read the full story on our news page.
We manage it
Our friends and corporate members support our work, and receive newsletters, attend the AGM (above). They also have the opportunity to visit churches with knowledgeable guides.Membership
BIKE 'N HIKE 2021
Bike 'n Hike 2021 is on Saturday 11 September
9am - 5pm
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].