The Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust encourages wider interest in our historic religious buildings and provides financial help for their repair and practical enhancement.
North aisle 14th century nichesSaint Peter and Saint Paul, Aston Rowant 
Fourteenth-century effigy in chancel tomb recessHoly Cross, Sparsholt 
Glass of Christ Ascending by Morris & SonsSt Andrew, Wheatfield 
Wall painting of the Miracle of Clay BirdsAll Saints, Shorthampton 
The effigies of Lord Williams and his wife ElizabethSt Mary Virgin, Thame
Nave roof looking eastSt Mary the Virgin, Charlton-on-Otmoor
Brass memorial to Sir William Vernon HarcourtSt Michael, Stanton Harcourt 
Trancept mosaics by Henry HalidaySt Mary the Virgin, Buckland 
Lady Chapel ceilingSt Helen, Abingdon 
Parapet with quatrefoil decorationSt Laurence, Combe
Details of Alice of Suffolk's tombSt Mary The Virgin, Ewelme 
Detail of clerestory looking eastSS Philip and James, Oxford
Chancel wall paintings (south wall)St Mary, Chalgrove 
Medieval bench ends in the choirSt Mary the Virgin, Kidlington 
Jacobean pulpitSt Katherine, Chislehampton
Norman chancel arch abaciSt Mary, Westwell 
Detail of west windowSt Peter, Cassington 
Fan-vaulted Wilcote chapelSt Mary, North Leigh 
Marble figure of Mary Anne Boulton by ChantreySt Michael and All Angels, Great Tew 
Roundel featuring Jael and SiseraSt Michael, Begbroke
Wall monument in Horde chapelSt Mary, Bampton 
Ironwork of the c.1200 south doorAll Saints, Faringdon 
Glass by Clayton & BellSt Mary the Virgin, Freeland 
Angel corbel on north wall of naveSt Peter and St Paul, Checkendon 
Scalloped nave capitalSt Mary, Swinbrook 
Stiff-leaf capitals and purbeck shaftsSt Mary The Virgin, North Stoke 

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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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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All Saints
Wroxton

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

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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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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 Mary Virgin
Witney

£10,000 for repairs to stonework of nave roof

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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

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St Mary
Wheatley

£1,500 for further replacement of stone at end of south aisle

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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