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.

Come and find out what our members receive.

You can make a donation in person or on line.

The Trustees meet at the end of March and September every year to consider grant applications.

Raise money for church restoration and repair. 

Come to our TALK (in person or live online) about EL CAMINO de SANTIAGO – the Portuguese Way

A talk by Richard Morris, trustee of the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust (SCPT)

Richard tells us his story about El Camino de Santiago – the Portuguese Way, and why he thinks this ancient pilgrimage route can be purpose giving, life changing and much more than just a walk.

Tuesday 12 October 2021, 7pm-8pm: attend in person or live online via Zoom

VENUE: Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church, Madeira Road, West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 6BH

Free parking, close to West Byfleet railway station. COVID-19 guidelines will be adhered to, as appropriate.

Cost £5 SCPT members, £10 non-members and four methods to pay in advance or on the door:

  • Post a cheque (payable to Surrey Churches Preservation Trust) to the Treasurer (John Roll Pickering), Waldhaus, 79 College Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 4HH
  • Make an online payment to Surrey Churches Preservation Trust (Sort Code: 20-35-35 Account No. 20449660).
  • Make a donation by Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/scpt
  • Pay on the door (but please tell us you are coming – see below)

In all cases, please send a confirming email by 10 October 2021 to Richard Morris at scptrichardmorris@gmail.com stating whether you wish to attend by Zoom or in person. The talk will be recorded, so if you book by Zoom you can watch at a time that suits you.

We will send out the Zoom link the day before the talk (so it does not get lost). In case of any difficulty with the Zoom link, please ring Hamish Donaldson on 077 8525 8184

Come to our annual CHURCH CRAWL

 The SURREY CHURCHES PRESERVATION TRUST invites you to a tour of these churches on Saturday 16 October 2021, one of our most popular events.

10.00 St Mary, The Street, FRENSHAM GU10 3EA
A 14C church with some interesting additions
Park in road outside

11.30 St Andrew, Church Lane, FARNHAM GU9 7PW
A big medieval church on Saxon foundations
Car park at the Maltings or Waggon Yard (directions available)

12.45 Lunch – free choice, suggested venue The Maltings Cafe

14.30 St Mark, Alma Lane, HALE GU9 0LT
A Victorian church with early 20C murals
Park in Alma Lane, or nearby Tesco

£5 payable on arrival (to cover morning coffee & church donations, excludes lunch)
If interested, please confirm to Sam Osmond, Hon Sec SCPT – sjosmond@gmail.com or 01252 716772