The Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust encourages wider interest in our historic religious buildings and provides financial help for their repair and practical enhancement.
Tomb recess in chancel south wallHoly Cross, Sparsholt 
Wall monument in Horde chapelSt Mary, Bampton 
Parapet with quatrefoil decorationSt Laurence, Combe
Trancept mosaics by Henry HalidaySt Mary the Virgin, Buckland 
Ironwork of the c.1200 south doorAll Saints, Faringdon 
Wall painting of Christ in MajestySt Peter and St Paul, Checkendon 
Glass by Clayton & BellSt Mary the Virgin, Freeland 
Detail of the effigies of Lord Williams and his wife ElizabethSt Mary Virgin, Thame
Nave roof looking eastSt Mary the Virgin, Charlton-on-Otmoor
Dale's Rood, rood-loft and celureSt Etheldreda, Horley 
Marble figure of Mary Anne Boulton by ChantreySt Michael and All Angels, Great Tew 
Piscina and triple sediliaSt Mary, Chalgrove 
Detail of clerestory looking eastSS Philip and James, Oxford
Stone effigy of Richard ThornetonSt Mary, Westwell 
Detail of 'Virgin' porchSt Mary The Virgin, Oxford 
The Fettiplace monuments in the chancelSt Mary, Swinbrook 
Fan-vaulted Wilcote chapelSt Mary, North Leigh 
Huge windows which are particular to this phase of English Gothic architectureSt Mary the Virgin, Adderbury 
Lady Chapel ceilingSt Helen, Abingdon 
Brass memorial to Sir William Vernon HarcourtSt Michael, Stanton Harcourt 
Wall monument to Henry HowardSt Mary The Virgin, Ewelme 
Glass of Christ Ascending by Morris & SonsSt Andrew, Wheatfield 
Jacobean pulpitSt Katherine, Chislehampton
Detail of west windowSt Peter, Cassington 
Roundel featuring Jael and SiseraSt Michael, Begbroke

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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Friends Meeting House
Adderbury

£3,000 for external repairs

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All Saints
Wytham

£500 for retiling of south elevation of nave roof

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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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All Saints
Wroxton

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

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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

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Newland Methodist Church
Witney

£1,000 for stonework repairs

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Holy Trinity
Witney

£5,000 for replacement of original nave floor

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St Giles
Wigginton

£1,500 for window repairs

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St Mary Virgin
Weston-on-The-Green

£5,000 for redecoration; installation of wc and servery

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St Edward Confessor
Westcote Barton

£1,000 for urgent repairs to tower pinnacle and parapet

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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