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How to get involved in DHCT

Conserving the past, Enriching the future

Since our foundation in 1960,Dorset Historic Churches Trust has provided more than £1,000,000 through grant aid to over 250 churches and historic buildings from all denominations of the Christian faith. In 2019 we pledged £114,000. We are a registered charity (No 282790) which raises its funding chiefly through the annual sponsored Ride + Stride event in September and from Friends’ subscriptions and legacies.

Become a Friend

We have a thriving and growing Friends membership of people who wish to offer active support for our objectives. We provide Church Crawls, which offer specialist interpretation of the architecture and stained glass. We also offer lecture lunches on similar topics in the early part of the year. More information and details of our activities can be found on our Friends page, where you will find an application form. 

Become a Parish Organiser

Help us to recruit riders and striders and assist them to collect sponsorship. Is there a vacancy in your parish? Send a message to [email protected] or talk to your Deanery Area Rep.  Details of DARs can be found here. 

Become a Deanery Area Representative

Our Deanery Area Representatives are the links between individual churches who wish to apply for a grant or want to fund-raise for the Trust. This is a most rewarding role in a team whose support for Dorset’s historic churches is growing year-on-year. Send a message to [email protected] or contact someone you know in the Trust.