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Autumn 2017 edition

2016 Annual Report. Published July 2017



Our historic churches make us smile for so many reasons. Whether it’s the way they stand proud, welcome a crowd or shyly hide their charms behind a row of swaying sycamores - they all have a story to tell. Perhaps your church is home to a beautiful window, an ancient font or some other feature that you’d love to share?

We’d like you to send us a picture of your favourite church in Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire and tell us why it’s important to you. All entries will be posted on the Trust’s Instagram account @beds_herts_hct .

So, why not follow us on Instagram and get yourself inspired?

There are two competition categories, one for entrants aged 18 and over, the other for budding photographers still under 18. So, if you’re busy dreaming-up holiday activities for youngsters, this is a perfect way to get outdoors and discover more about our stunning local heritage. Six winning entries from each category, will be chosen to appear in the 2018 calendar, with all proceeds supporting the vital work of the Trust, across the two counties.

Competition rules

1 Six images will be selected from the under-18 category and six images from the over-18 category

2 Only one entry per person. Entries must be landscape format and include your name, age and a brief description of no more than 50 words.

3 By submitting a photograph, entrants relinquish copyright. Entry is free. The competition is in no way associated with Instagram.

4 Send your entry to

5 Competition closes 30 September 2017


Photo Competition 2017 Say ‘Church’ and Smile…

Some Examples from our files

Top: Felmersham, St Mary’s

Middle: Dean, All Hallows

Bottom: Flamstead, St Leonard’s


Info here

Annual Report

Saving the past for the future

Church Tours   

Our 2017 programme of tours has now been completed.

Details of the 2018 tours will be posted here in January.