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.
A rather different Ride+Stride for churches – Saturday 12th September 2020: START PREPARING NOW!
Stretch your legs and mind after lockdown; visit unique historic buildings, see beautiful countryside, get some exercise, and have fun with the family!
Ride+Stride for churches on Saturday 12 September 2020 is a sponsored bike ride or walk between churches, exploring and enjoying town and countryside in Surrey and will be run differently this year according to Government COVID-19 guidelines. Run by the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust, it takes place annually and the money raised helps to repair churches, chapels and meeting houses throughout the county.
This year with churches closed for so long and many having lost income, it is more important than ever to help them conserve their buildings. Half of the money you raise goes to your nominated church, half for grants to help maintain Surrey’s churches.
To find out more, download entry and information forms, and start preparing, visit http://www.surreychurchespreservationtrust.org/ride-stride/