What is the Lincolnshire Churches Trust?

Churches are the greatest glory of Lincolnshire. Nowhere else in the world are there so many magnificent churches in so small an area. But somebody has to maintain them. Most parishes do their best, but many, especially the small ones, need encouragement and financial help.

Lincolnshire Churches Trust was founded in 1952 by Lord Ancaster and Bishop Harland to preserve and protect our churches, it was then given the title of Lincolnshire Old Churches Trust and remained so until Autumn 2008. It is non-denominational, and will help any church or chapel which is over 100 years old. But we need more friends, more subscribers, more help, more support.

In its first 50 years,the Trust made 1,157grants to 495 different places of worship , totalling £1.5 million.

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Feature of the Month

  • Christmas Cards & Calendars on sale
    The Trust’s new cards are available at 6 for £2.50. The Calendar features high quality photographs of thirteen of our beautiful churches in the county. Further information is on the Order
  • Art Competition 2015
    The subject again will be:   “a Lincolnshire church and its immediate surroundings” and this can be the whole or just part of the church, of the interior of the church in whole or part,
  • Gardens Open in aid of the Trust 2014
    Visit as many of our gardens as you can, and bring your friends too. Monday 5th May GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE, BOURNE, PE10 0LZ (The Lady Willoughby de Eresby) What better way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday