The Trust (which is an all volunteer organisation) was set up in 1997 to stimulate interest in Surrey churches (of all Christian denominations) and to make grants for their repair and conservation.
The main source of income is the annual sponsored Ride & Stride. Gifts from individuals (including GiftAid and legacies), corporate bodies, and other charitable trusts are also welcome.
The income is distributed via grants to Surrey churches for repairs. Applications are considered at the Trust meetings in April and October each year against the criteria outlined in the Grant Application Form.
£8,000 GIVEN TO REPAIR SURREY’S CHURCHES
IMPORTANT repairs worth £8,000 to eight of Surrey’s churches are now a step closer to fruition thanks to recent grants awarded by the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust.
Successful recent grant applicants who are set to receive £5,500 between them are St Margaret’s Church in Ockley, St Mary’s Church in Boxhill, St Mary’s Church in Chessington, St Paul’s Church in Tongham and Walton Methodist Church. A further £2,500 has already been scheduled to be shared between Saints Mary & Nicholas Church in Leatherhead, St Mark’s Church in Upper Hale and St Mark’s Church in Holmwood.
Key forthcoming dates for the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust, subject to confirmation, are: the Ride & Stride sponsored cycling/walking event on Saturday 12 September 2020; the next Trust talk, this one about Santiago de Compestela – the Portuguese Way on Wednesday 23 September 2020; and the Church Crawl of Surrey’s churches on Saturday 3 October 2020.