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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.
Roof Alarm Appeal
We are launching an urgent fundraising campaign to fit alarms to protect the roofs of some of Oxfordshire’s most iconic churches
Apply for Roof Alarm Grant
If your church is in need of a roof alarm, you can apply to OHCT for a grant.
£2,500 for porch extension, wc, kitchen
£12,000 for major modernisation
Friends Meeting House
£3,000 for external repairs
£3,000 for chancel wall and other repairs
St Thomas of Canterbury
£1,000 for porch roof, timbers, bell tower
£500 for retiling of south elevation of nave roof
£4,000 for replacement of lighting system
St Mary Magdalene
£15,000 for major modernisation
£2,000 for installation of wall and under-pew heaters
£1,000 for roof and bellcote, redecoration, heating
£7,500 for larger kitchen and meeting room
£3,000 for to update the interior lighting.
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 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.
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.
Realising Your Church Project - Saturday 18th March
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED ON THE WAITING LIST PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE EVENT HERE
If your church is considering works which are more than just routine repairs, you will find this a useful as well as enjoyable day of shared learning amidst the recently restored splendour of St Mary’s, Chalgrove
Speakers will include:
Sir Tony Baldry, Chairman of the Church Buildings Council
Camilla Finlay, Director, Acanthus Clews Architects
Liz Kitch, Senior Church Buildings Officer, Diocese of Oxford
Sara Crofts, Head of Historic Environment, Heritage Lottery Fund
Eleanor Gill, Legacy and Funding Officer, Church House, Westminster
There will be opportunities for informal discussion with each of the main speakers, for networking and to learn from St Mary’s experience.