The Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust encourages wider interest in our historic religious buildings and provides financial help for their repair and practical enhancement.
Marble figure of Mary Anne Boulton by ChantreySt Michael and All Angels, Great Tew 
Glass by Clayton & BellSt Mary the Virgin, Freeland 
Jacobean pulpitSt Katherine, Chislehampton
Detail of clerestory looking eastSS Philip and James, Oxford
Last Supper reredosSt James, Somerton 
Cartouche to Sir Thomas TippingSt Andrew, Wheatfield 
Rood-screen vine trail carvingSt Mary the Virgin, Charlton-on-Otmoor
A wonderful example of Perpendicular surface decoration with brittle stone craving including reredos, gated corbels, sedila, piscine and canopied and pinnacled nichesSt Mary the Virgin, Adderbury 
Dale's Rood, rood-loft and celureSt Etheldreda, Horley 
Detail of west windowSt Peter, Cassington 
Wall monument in Horde chapelSt Mary, Bampton 
Wall monument to Henry HowardSt Mary The Virgin, Ewelme 
St Mary The Virgin, Kirtlington
Tomb recess in chancel south wallHoly Cross, Sparsholt 
Scalloped nave capitalSt Mary, Swinbrook 
Detail chancel screen doom pantingSt Mary, North Leigh 
Chancel wall paintings (south wall)St Mary, Chalgrove 
Trancept mosaics by Henry HalidaySt Mary the Virgin, Buckland 
Wall painting of the Miracle of Clay BirdsAll Saints, Shorthampton 
Norman chancel arch abaciSt Mary, Westwell 
Brass memorial to Sir William Vernon HarcourtSt Michael, Stanton Harcourt 
Detail of 'Virgin' porchSt Mary The Virgin, Oxford 
Detail of Crucifixion on wall paintingSt Laurence, Combe
Ironwork of the c.1200 south doorAll Saints, Faringdon 
Stiff-leaf capitals and purbeck shaftsSt Mary The Virgin, North Stoke 
Roundel featuring Jael and SiseraSt Michael, Begbroke
Detail of the effigies of Lord Williams and his wife ElizabethSt Mary Virgin, Thame
Wall painting of Christ in MajestySt Peter and St Paul, Checkendon 

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 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 Mary
Wootton, Woodstock

£4,000 for replacement of lighting system

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St Peter’s
Wolvercote

£3,000 for to update the interior lighting.

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St Mary Virgin
Witney

£10,000 for repairs to stonework of nave roof

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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