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. 

Ride your bike or walk to raise funds for Surrey’s churches: RIDE & STRIDE on Saturday 10 September 2022

Please SAVE THE DATE and start preparing now to take part in the Surrey RIDE & STRIDE for churches event run by the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust! Please get involved to raise funds for your chosen church.
Have a great day out cycling or walking (or in any other way), discover Surrey’s heritage and make a real difference. Take as little or as much time as you have available on the day.
The Surrey Churches Preservation Trust is run 100% by volunteers and uses all money raised from Ride & Stride to help repair and conserve Surrey’s Christian churches: half of the money you raise goes to your chosen church and the rest is distributed to other places of worship across Surrey via conservation grants.
You can download route maps and sponsorship forms and find out more about the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust here:

We are looking for volunteers and potential trustees to join the Trust.

Enjoy yourself and thank you!



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.

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