Derbyshire Churches & Chapels Preservation Trust



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Cycle or walk to Derbyshire Churches and Chapels to raise money for your chosen Church or Chapel, and for the Derbyshire Churches & Chapels Preservation Trust.
The churches and chapels of Derbyshire are visual and historical landmarks of their own towns or villages as well as being places of worship for their communities and for the celebration of significant moments in people’s lives.  Many of them, too, are more than 500 years old and provide the most obvious and generally accessible examples of our architectural heritage. 

As such there is an obligation upon all of us to prevent them suffering irreversible decay. 

Each year the congregations of many of the County’s Anglican, Roman Catholic and Non-Conformist Churches are faced with raising money to carry out necessary and sometimes emergency repairs to the fabric of their church. 

In many counties, therefore, Church Preservation Trusts have been formed with the principal object of raising funds, not to supplant but to offer that first contribution to an appeal which so often encourages others. 

In 1993 The Derbyshire Churches & Chapels Preservation Trust was launched with His Grace The Duke of Devonshire as President and the Bishops of Derby and , and the and Derby Methodist Chairman as Patrons.  The principal object of the Trust is to raise funds to be used primarily as ‘pump primers’, particularly for those buildings or repairs which would not ordinarily attract other grant aid. 

Since July 2000 the Trust has been supported by grants from Waste Recycling Environmental under the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. 

A total of 135 churches and chapels have so far received grants. 

For further information contact: 

Andrea Hambleton
Derbyshire Churches & Chapels Preservation Trust





Page updated by the Conservation & Design Team, Environmental Services Department, Derbyshire County Council on 22 September 2003