The Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust encourages wider interest in our historic religious buildings and provides financial help for their repair and practical enhancement.
Nave roof looking eastSt Mary the Virgin, Charlton-on-Otmoor
Piscina and triple sediliaSt Mary, Chalgrove 
The Fettiplace monuments in the chancelSt Mary, Swinbrook 
Medieval bench ends in the choirSt Mary the Virgin, Kidlington 
Lady Chapel ceilingSt Helen, Abingdon 
Brass memorial to Sir William Vernon HarcourtSt Michael, Stanton Harcourt 
Roundel featuring Jael and SiseraSt Michael, Begbroke
Dale's Rood, rood-loft and celureSt Etheldreda, Horley 
Choir and sanctuary looking eastSt Mary The Virgin, Oxford 
The effigies of Lord Williams and his wife ElizabethSt Mary Virgin, Thame
Effigy of Alice of SuffolkSt Mary The Virgin, Ewelme 
Huge windows which are particular to this phase of English Gothic architectureSt Mary the Virgin, Adderbury 
Wall monument in Horde chapelSt Mary, Bampton 
Glass by Clayton & BellSt Mary the Virgin, Freeland 
Detail of Crucifixion on wall paintingSt Laurence, Combe
Detail of west windowSt Peter, Cassington 
Jacobean pulpitSt Katherine, Chislehampton
Fan-vaulted Wilcote chapelSt Mary, North Leigh 
Detail of clerestory looking eastSS Philip and James, Oxford
Early English FontSt Mary, Westwell 
Late medieval brass of Sir John Wylcotes and Alice de CheyneSt Michael and All Angels, Great Tew 
Fourteenth-century effigy in chancel tomb recessHoly Cross, Sparsholt 
Ironwork of the c.1200 south doorAll Saints, Faringdon 
Cartouche to Sir Thomas TippingSt Andrew, Wheatfield 
Wall painting of Christ in MajestySt Peter and St Paul, Checkendon 
Trancept mosaics by Henry HalidaySt Mary the Virgin, Buckland 
St Mary The Virgin, Kirtlington

Church Treasures

About the OHCT

The OHCT is a a registered charity, entirely non-denominational and self-supporting. Since inception, we have granted approximately £3.5 million to churches in Oxfordshire.

Jubilee Campaign

In our Jubilee year we are launching a fundraising campaign to build an endowment that will ensure our future and increase the size of our grants.

Support OHCT

Churches are an important part of our heritage. Help us to preserve them for future generations. We welcome any support that you may be able to offer.
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Methodist Chapel
Great Milton

£2,500 for porch extension, wc, kitchen

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Methodist Church
Chinnor

£12,000 for major modernisation

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Friends Meeting House
Adderbury

£3,000 for external repairs

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St Thomas of Canterbury
Wroxton

£1,000 for porch roof, timbers, bell tower

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All Saints
Wytham

£500 for retiling of south elevation of nave roof

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St Mary
Wootton, Woodstock

£4,000 for replacement of lighting system

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St Mary Magdalene
Woodstock

£15,000 for major modernisation

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All Saints
Wroxton

£2,000 for installation of wall and under-pew heaters

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Methodist Church
Woodstock

£7,500 for larger kitchen and meeting room

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All Saints
Woolstone

£1,000 for roof and bellcote, redecoration, heating

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St Peter’s
Wolvercote

£3,000 for to update the interior lighting.

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Holy Trinity
Witney

£5,000 for replacement of original nave floor

OHCT Church Directory

The OHCT is working to create a searchable database of all the churches in Oxfordshire, of which there are over 550. The church database information includes, description, photographs, location and map, links to individual church websites and highlights of architectural treasurers within the church. Though a very valuable database, the scale of this project is a challenge and the current database is therefore very much a work in progress. If you would like to contribute information about your local church/churches, please fill in the form and we will contact you. Thank you.

Acknowledgements

The OHCT would like to thank photographer John Ward for allowing us to feature his incredible photographs on our website. We would also like to acknowledge many local historians for enabling us to compile the church directory, in particular Jennifer Sherwood, Richard Wheeler, and Richard Lethbridge. Yale University Press have also allowed us to quote from their published works.

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