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. 



WANTED: AREA ORGANISERS (voluntary) for the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust

We are looking for volunteers who can offer around 20 hours a year to help the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust organise and support our annual Ride & Stride for churches fundraising event in different parts of Surrey.

Ride & Stride is our main source of income and the money raised every year is distributed to help repair and conserve the County’s churches of all denominations. The trustees and everyone involved are all volunteers.

The role involves some administration by email and by post as well as follow up calls to churches by telephone, answering queries and also attending our Annual General Meeting. You will also be asked to maintain an easy to use contact database. Ideally, you will be willing to take part in the yearly Ride & Stride event on foot, bike or otherwise, which takes part on the second Saturday in September.

In just over 20 yeras since its inception, the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust, a registered UK charity, has raised and distributed over £500,000 to support the repair and conservation of Surrey’s churches, chapels, meeting houses and places of worship across all denominations.

For more information, please contact trustee Richard Morris in the first instance at

Thank you for your interest.