SUFFOLK HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST
(Registered Charity No 267047)
The work of the Trust is controlled by a Board of Trustees and there are separate sub-committees for the award of Grants, the Ride and Stride and Finance.
The Trust operates from an office in Long Melford, which is manned on a part time basis. The key personalities and Officers of the Trust are listed below.
|Patron:||Clare Countess of Euston, Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk|
|President||Diana Hunt DL|
|Chairman of Trustees:||Geoffrey Probert DL|
|Vice Patrons:||The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich|
The Bishop of East Anglia
The Moderator of Churches Together in Suffolk
|Vice Presidents:||Alan Barker|
The Hon Jill Ganzoni DL
Lady Julia Henniker
Robert Rous DL
Christina van Melzen
Nicholas Pearson OBE
|Hon. Grants Secretary:||Adrian August|
|Hon. Treasurer:||David King|
|Hon. Ride and Stride Treasurer:||David Gould|
|Hon. Education Officers:||Diana Hunt DL|
|Hon. Publicity Officer:||Rachel Sloane|
|Hon. Secretary:||Mike Kiely|
|Assistant Secretary:||Helen Read|
The Charter of the Trust is to provide support for the:
- preservation, repair, maintenance, improvement, upkeep, beautification and reconstruction of churches and chapels in the County of Suffolk;
- monuments, fittings and fixtures, stained glass, furniture, ornaments and chattels in such churches and in the churchyard belonging to any such church.
In practice, because of the limitation of resources, the Trustees have decided that the priority is to preserve the fabric of the churches and therefore the Trust does not normally contribute towards:
- electrical work, furnishings and fittings, churchyard walls, brasses and bells, monuments or redecoration, unless needed as part of an eligible project.
For more information on eligibility and how to apply for a grant, please click here