Records of the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Scope and Content

Papers and correspondence concerning the establishment of the Trust, 1978-1981, including working party minutes, 1987-1988, and Trust deeds and related correspondence with the charity commissioners, 1987-1988; annual reports, 1989-2002; minutes of annual general meetings, 1998-2000, 2003-2004; minutes of trustees’ meetings, 1989-1993, 1995, 1998, 2007, with papers and correspondence, 2000-2003; minutes of the executive committee, 1989-1992, 2000-2002, 2007-2008, with papers of the chairman, 1996-2002, and secretary, 1987-1994; minutes of land fill grant committee, 2000-2001, 2007-2008; minutes of marketing and administration sub-committee, 1994; minutes of meeting of area chairman and marketing advisors, 1996; papers of the regional committees, including south Yorkshire, 1994-2002, North West Yorkshire, 1994, 2001, 2007-2008, North and East Yorkshire, 1993-1994; financial papers, including annual accounts, 1988-1994, 1998-2004, analysis of investments, 1998-2000, and correspondence, 1994, 1997-2001; lists of members, patrons and contacts, c.1998, with correspondence, 1999-2001; list of trustees and officers, 2002; newsletters, 1989-1993, 2000-2001, 2008; publicity leaflets and related correspondence, 1990s; correspondence, income sheets and publicity for sponsored bike ride, 1989-1998; papers and correspondence for Ride and Stride campaigns, 2005-2008; grant files for individual churches, 1990-2007; unlisted material.

Administrative / Biographical History

Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust was established by trust deed on 18 August 1988 and officially launched at Bishopthorpe Palace on 23 May 1989. It is a registered charity and is governed by its chairman and eleven trustees who meet at least twice a year.

The objects of the Trust are 'the preservation, repair and maintenance of Churches in Yorkshire and of monuments, fittings, fixtures, stained glass, furniture, ornaments, bells, clocks and chimes in such churches and of the churchyard belonging to any such Churches.'

Funds are raised through donation, fundraising and membership and the first grants were made in 1990. Today the Trust gives around £100,000 a year to churches in need of repair and preservation.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute by the Trust in 2003. Further additions were made in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Note

Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust was established by trust deed on 18 August 1988 and officially launched at Bishopthorpe Palace on 23 May 1989. It is a registered charity and is governed by its chairman and eleven trustees who meet at least twice a year.

The objects of the Trust are 'the preservation, repair and maintenance of Churches in Yorkshire and of monuments, fittings, fixtures, stained glass, furniture, ornaments, bells, clocks and chimes in such churches and of the churchyard belonging to any such Churches.'

Funds are raised through donation, fundraising and membership and the first grants were made in 1990. Today the Trust gives around £100,000 a year to churches in need of repair and preservation.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute. This includes all material received in 2003. Later material has not yet been catalogued, please contact the Borthwick Institute for more information.

Archivist's Note

Created 12.05.15. Extent and medium checked 25.04.16.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Additional Information

Published

GB 193