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 9 September 2023 (start and finish times as you like)

Have a great day out cycling or walking and discover Surrey’s heritage.

The Surrey Churches Preservation Trust is run 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 goes to other places of worship across Surrey via conservation grants. We have granted over £500,000 in 20 years.

Download route maps and sponsorship forms here

Enjoy yourself and thank you!


Find out about Surrey’s church architecture for free

Watch the video of ‘Revising Pevsner: a new look at Surrey’s church architecture’ – a talk by Charles O’Brien given in November 2022 and coinciding with the publication of the revised Surrey Pevsner Architectural Guide.

You can watch the talk free of charge here:

The Surrey Churches Preservation Trust is run 100% by volunteers and raises funds to help conserve church buildings across Surrey. We are looking for volunteers and new trustees. Please email

The photo shows Charles O’Brien, editor of the Surrey Pevsner Architectural Guide (left) and Hamish Donaldson, Chairman of the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust.