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.

2013 was our Diamond Jubilee!

See our Events page for all the special happenings,

and keep checking this website for the latest news!

Latest News


Feature of the Month

  • 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
  • The Bishop’s tour Saturday 17th May 2014
    Led by the retired Bishop of Grantham, the Rt Rev Tim Ellis, the tour  theme is “The Development of Mediaeval Church Architecture”, and will visit the churches of South Witham, North
  • Ride & Stride Saturday September 13th
    Maintain Lincolnshire’s fabulous churches Get sponsored for the Bike, Ride & Stride  Saturday September 13th 2014  10am to 6pm You can cycle, walk, run or even ride your horse between
  • Snowdrop Gardens Sunday 16th February 2014
    Come to see the magnificent Snowdrops at Sedgebrook Manor  NG32 2FB (by kind permission of The Hon. James and Lady Caroline Ogilvy). Sunday 16th February 2014    11am – 3pm. Entrance £3.00.
  • Diamond Jubilee Celebration
    at Grimsthorpe Castle,  Bourne, PE10 0LZ on Friday 12th July 2013 Reception 6pm Concert 7 – 8pm Tickets:  Subscribers £20   Non Subscribers £25 Please make cheques payable to  Lincolnshire