National Churches Trust

National Churches Trust

London, UK / We are the UK's National Churches Trust www.nationalchurchestrust.org
National Churches Trust
More ideas from National Churches Trust
St Mary of the Annunciation Church in Beaminster, Dorset. A magnificent building, boasting a superb 16th century tower described as 'one of the glories of the West Country', a fine chancel screen and a Jacobean oak pulpit of 1619. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Dorset Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/dorset/ (Received a £35,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant in 2001)…

Beaminster: St Mary of the Annunciation, Beaminster

St Anne's Church in Chasetown, near Burntwood, Staffordshire. Featuring an unusual symmetrical design in the Romanesque Revivals style, it was a pioneering building, as one of the first churches in the UK to have electricity. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/staffordshire (Received a £10,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant in 2014) www.stanneschasetown.org.uk/

St Anne's Church in Chasetown, near Burntwood, Staffordshire. Featuring an unusual symmetrical design in the Romanesque Revivals style, it was a pioneering building, as one of the first churches in the UK to have electricity. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/staffordshire (Received a £10,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant in 2014) www.stanneschasetown.org.uk/

St Peter and St Paul's Church in Exton, Rutland. This stunning 14th century church boasts some of the finest church monuments in the UK - including works by the masters Joseph Nollekens and Grinling Gibbons. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Rutland Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/rutland (Received a £5000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant in 2004) www.achurchnearyou.com/exton-horn-st-peter-st-paul/

Exton Church, Rutland St Peters and St Pauls. Perhaps one of the finest sets of monuments are housed inside to the Earls of Gainsborough.

St Peter's Church in Brighton, Sussex. Known as Brighton's unofficial cathedral, it was designed in 1827 by Charles Barry, a then largely unknown architect who was later knighted for his work on one of Britain's most iconic buildings, the Palace of Westminster. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Sussex Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/sussex (Received a £40,000 National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grant in 2013) www.stpetersbrighton.org

St Peter's Church in Brighton, Sussex. Known as Brighton's unofficial cathedral, it was designed in 1827 by Charles Barry, a then largely unknown architect who was later knighted for his work on one of Britain's most iconic buildings, the Palace of Westminster. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Sussex Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/sussex (Received a £40,000 National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grant in 2013) www.stpetersbrighton.org

The Bath Quaker Meeting House in Bath, Somerset. Grade II Listed, it began its life as a Masonic Hall, built in 1817 by William Wilkins (who also designed London's National Gallery) - and as a result is full of quirky features. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Somerset Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/somerset. (Received a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant in 2013) http://www.bathquakermeeting.org.uk/

The Bath Quaker Meeting House in Bath, Somerset. Grade II Listed, it began its life as a Masonic Hall, built in 1817 by William Wilkins (who also designed London's National Gallery) - and as a result is full of quirky features. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Somerset Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/somerset. (Received a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant in 2013) http://www.bathquakermeeting.org.uk/

St Chad's Church in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Where Charles Darwin was baptised, this Georgian wonder boasts a rare combination of Ionic, Doric and Corinthian architecture, a unique circular nave and maze-arranged pews, and a beautiful Arts and Crafts pulpit. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/shropshire/ (Received a £500 National Churches Trust Repair Grant in 1974) www.stchadschurchshrewsbury.com

St Chad's Church in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Where Charles Darwin was baptised, this Georgian wonder boasts a rare combination of Ionic, Doric and Corinthian architecture, a unique circular nave and maze-arranged pews, and a beautiful Arts and Crafts pulpit. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/shropshire/ (Received a £500 National Churches Trust Repair Grant in 1974) www.stchadschurchshrewsbury.com

St Mary's Church in North Leigh, Oxfordshire. An architecturally fascinating late-Saxon church, boasting a 15th century Doom fresco and a Perpendicular Gothic chapel with an exceptional fan vaulted ceiling. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/oxfordshire/ (Received National Churches Trust Repair Grants of £100 in 1954, £150 in 1955 and £350 in 1966) www.achurchnearyou.com/north-leigh-st-mary

St Mary's Church in North Leigh, Oxfordshire. An architecturally fascinating late-Saxon church, boasting a century Doom fresco and a Perpendicular Gothic chapel with an exceptional fan vaulted ceiling.

St Mary's Church in Haddiscoe, Norfolk. One of Norfolk's iconic 124 round-tower churches, believed to be of early Norman origin and boasting medieval frescoes depicting the Black Death of 1349. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Norfolk Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/norfolk/ (Received a £2000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant in 1990) www.achurchnearyou.com/haddiscoe-st-mary/

St Mary's Church in Haddiscoe, Norfolk. One of Norfolk's iconic 124 round-tower churches, believed to be of early Norman origin and boasting medieval frescoes depicting the Black Death of

St James' Church in Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire. A pretty 14th century church with fine box pews and a memorial to King Richard III, who is said to have heard his last Mass here before the fatal Battle of Bosworth, fought nearby. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/leicestershire (Received a £25,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant in 2003) www.achurchnearyou.com/sutton-cheney-st-james/

It has some box pews and of course the tradition that Richard