WHCT Trustees met on Saturday 8th June 2019 and agreed 17 grants to churches in Wiltshire for vital fabric repairs, heating systems and community enhancements. See Grants
St Mary, Lydiard Tregoze, is famous for its historic interiors, including the nationally significant medieval wall paintings, 17th Century monuments, ancient carved woodwork and star spangles ceiling. A wide-ranging conservation project will restore St Mary’s interiors amd make it more accessible to the public. This will include a welcoming interpretation and activity area.
Stage 1 of the St Mary Conservation Project was started in November 2018. The Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust contributed funds for the restoration of the rare medieval painting by Christmas.
Wiltshire Life Magazine Article
The September edition of the Wiltshire Life magazine includes a three page overview of the work of the Trust. This includes the important contribution of the Friends of Wiltshire Churches and the annual Ride & Stride fundraising day
The publication of this article has been timed to precede Ride & Stride on Saturday 8th September
The article outlines the purpose of the Trust and gives examples of the impact of its grants. It includes a variety of pictures that reflect the contribution of the Trust to Wiltshire churches and the support that it extends to their officers, congregations and wider communities
The new kitchenette and toilet installed in Holy Cross, Seend were dedicated on Sunday 22nd July 2018 by the Rector, Revd Ali Bridewell. The Trust had granted £2,500 towards the completion of this project in November 2017