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 September 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. 

SCPT CHURCH TOUR

 

Saturday 22 October 2022 

Learn something new on our Church Tour! We shall be visiting three churches, which are all in “The Churches of Surrey’” by Mervyn Blatch.

10.15am Coffee at St Peter and St Paul, Lingfield. The Old Town House, Lingfield RH7 6AH

10.45am Tour of the church. It seems probable that a church existed here at the time of the Conquest. It probably underwent rebuilding in the fourteenth century. In 1431, it was converted into a collegiate church consisting of 6 chaplains, 4 clerks and 13 poor persons. There are a number of monuments to members of the Cobham family.

12.15pm – 1.30pm Make your own arrangements for lunch.

1.45pm – 3pm St Mary the Virgin, Horne, Church Road, Horne. RH6 9LA
The oldest part of the church is the south doorway of c1250, which was moved westwards when the nave was lengthened in 1880 when there was a restoration of the church.
The most interesting feature is the monument to John Goodwine (d1618) and his wife on the north side of the chancel

3.15pm – 4.15pm St Bartholomew, Church Road, Smallfield, Burstow, RH6 9RG
First mentioned in 1221 when the Archbishop of Canterbury granted it to the Cluniac Priory of St Pancras at Lewes. It stayed in Canterbury’s hands until 1536. It remained a peculiar of Canterbury until 1851. There have been a number of alterations to the nave and chancel throughout the centuries. The church’s outstanding feature is the west tower, built in either the fifteenth or sixteenth century. John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal was Rector from 1684 until 1719. Followed by tea and cake.

Cost: £5 for SCPT members; £10 for non-members. Can be paid on the day
To book your place: please email adgillman@btinternet.com
Numbers are limited to 40 places. Please book by Saturday 24 September.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Wednesday 23 November 2022 7 – 8.30pm (St John Centre, St John the Evangelist Church, Merrow, Guildford GU4 7AB)
Live in person in Guildford and on Zoom
£6 for SCPT members, otherwise £12

 

Annual talk: Rediscovering Pevsner: a look at new architectural discoveries in Surrey’s churches in the updated 2022 Surrey Pevsner Architectural Guide – with series editor Charles O’Brien

Charles O’Brien is series editor of the world famous Pevsner Architectural Guides at Yale University Press. He will talk about Surrey’s church architecture, as documented by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner and Ian Nairn in the original volume for the county, published in 1962. This is the first revision of the guide in fifty years, and Charles will review the scholarship of Surrey’s Churches since then, and changing opinions on the merits of recent changes.

Book here now: thelittleboxoffice.com/scpt/

Please contact scptrichardmorris@gmail.com for more information.