WELCOME to the website of the Dorset Historic Churches Trust a registered charity which in partnership with the National Churches Trust is dedicated to the preservation of Christian churches and chapels of all denominations.
Since its foundation in 1960 by Sir Owen Morshead it has raised over £1 million and given around 800 grants or loans to some 300 Dorset churches towards fabric repairs, maintenance and restoration.
Our initial involvement and, mostly, early financial support provides vital encouragement and confidence to church councils and are key factors in keeping these marvellous buildings fit for present purpose and to serve future generations.
With over 50 years experience, the Trust has developed an efficient system of administering applications, grants and loans and 100% of any money raised through this site will go directly to churches towards repairs and reordering.
support the Trust by joining as a 'Friend', making a donation, shopping
through the site, taking part in the Annual Ride and Stride event, or
perhaps leaving a legacy. Your generous support is vital to enable us
to continue our voluntary work supporting Dorset's wonderful churches
for years to come.