Shropshire Historic Churches Trust

Welcome ...
and thank you for visiting our web site; I do hope you find what you are looking for. We are most grateful to the many people who support us in our work and you can be assured of a warm welcome at any of our events. If you need any more information please contact us

For membership enquiries click here.

We have recently set up a Facebook page which you can visit by clicking here.

Revd Canon William Price

Shropshire is richly endowed with historic churches ....

There are over 350 churches in regular use, most over 700 years old. Many of our churches are Listed Buildings, which signifies that they are of outstanding architectural and historic interest. Responsibility for their maintenance and repair falls upon the individual parishes; they are not maintained or financed by the Church Commissioners, Diocese or State. In Shropshire most churches are in rural areas where the congregations are often small and need help to cope with repairs, which are often urgent and expensive.  This is where the Trust may be able to help.

A Prayer for the Churches of Shropshire

Almighty God our heavenly Father, we remember before you, now, the churches in this county of Shropshire and the houses of worship they use.

Make the doors of our churches wide enough to receive all who need human love and fellowship, and a Father's care, and narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride and lack of love.

In them may the tempted find help, the sorrowing receive comfort, the careless be awakened to repentance, the penitent be assured of your mercy. And there may all your children renew their strength and go on their way in hope and joy. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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£84,250 Awarded in grants in 2018 !

Click here to view them or here to go to the Grants page.

Stephen Winwood retired as chairman of the Trust on 9th October, having been a Trustee for twelve years and Chairman for the last seven.

Pictures from his final Trust meeting as chairman are in the News and Our Churches gallery, here.

His replacement is the current Vice-chairman, the Revd Canon William Price from Wem, who has been a Trustee since 2007.
Noel Fryer from Hodnet  becomes Vice-chairman in addition to his role as Treasurer.

The Trust's Legacy Leaflets have just been printed. If you would like any please get in touch with Roger Hughes and we will arrange to get them to you, 01743367166 or ____________________________________________________________________________________

Open Gardens 2018

VERY MANY THANKS to all who have visited an open garden this year and supported the trust so well.

This we we passed £400,000 raised since the Open Gardens began in 1994.

We look forward to bringing you more open gardens next year.

The Open Garden Scheme 2018 Report is here.


We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the hundreds of people who turned out on a rather wet Saturday to make this year's R+S such a brilliant success. Despite the  weather forecast the turn-out looks to be amazing. Please look at the photos on our gallery.

The Trust would like to thank all of you who opened your churches and headed onto the byways of Shropshire. We saw some amazing cakes on our route!

Please look at our review on the R+S page.

Please look HERE to see if your Church had registered


Next years date is  September 14th 2019 !

We have new photos on the gallery.

Data Protection

Under new laws ( the General Data Protection Regulations; G.D.P.R.) we will need to formally ask many of our friends for your consent to hold and process the personal data we have for you. You will have recieved either an email or a letter asking you to give your consent to this.Meanwhile we will be putting a copy of our "Privacy Statement" and our consent form (both clickable links) on this website.

Thank you very much in anticpation

Stephen Winwood

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