Shropshire Historic Churches Trust

Visit as many churches and chapels in your area as you can on Saturday 8th September 2018 between 10 am and 6 pm

Cycle ..... walk ..... ride ..... drive ... your choice

As usual Ride + Stride takes place on the second Saturday in September, the 8th this year and runs from 10am - 6pm in approximately 230 churches across the county. In order to see just which churches and chapels will be open please see  ‘Click Here’ below .  You can then keep an eye on churches as they register over the coming months. 

If you haven’t taken part before, there is no need for an individual or group to register with us, but we will always be happy to hear that you are! Especially if you are a large group, we can always let a church know you are coming if you want to be sure of a slice of cake or 2! Just emails us on r.dhughes@btinternet.com

But...if you want to register your church or chapel do please contact us, so that we can send you posters etc and put your details on the website and keep in touch with you in future.

Participants plan their own event, whether cycling, walking (or even driving if they aren’t up to the former) and they plot their route between churches and chapels by using the Register of Open Churches, mentioned above.

 

Check to see if the churches and chapel you want to visit have refreshments; many do, a toilet; many don’t, a welcome; hopefully, interesting features; always! 

Shropshire has a wealth of churches and chapels and to find out more please have a look on the websites below to see what sort of church you might visit, are you interested in gothic architecture, simple cell chapels, stained glass windows, intricate carved woodwork? 

These websites will help you make more of your visit: Explore Churches on www.nationalchurchestrust.org/explore-churches

 

Then...you need to get some sponsorship!

Download a sponsor form from the Document section on the SHCT website.

The money raised on Ride+Stride day goes towards your church and the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust (50/50) . The Trust grant aids churches of all denominations and of historic interest in need of repair. If you don’t have a church it can all go to the Trust to be distributed as grants as needed.

 Last year everyone who joined in helped raised £29,500...a wonderful amount so thankyou again to all our wonderful regular participants Churches and chapels.

We are hoping to hit our £30,000 target this year, so fingers crossed!

 

For further information have a look at the National Ride+Stride Website....Click on The link www.rideandstrideuk.org

 

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 Gift Aid.

We think we are missing a trick here, so we are putting out a plea to you to ask all your sponsors to tick this box if they are tax payers and most importantly, give all the required information. Addresses and post codes have to be filled in to reclaim this lovely free money from the government! If we match last year's figures we can increase our income by almost £3,500   ....it's free, let's have it! 

Click here for open churches in 2018  

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Can't Ride + Stride? May be you can.

Exercise bike in porch and stay dry  ....( Thankyou Whittington )

Benefice Pilgrimage.........( Thankyou Stottesdon Benefice ) Ring us for details.

Drive and Stride, fill your car with friends and drive between churches.

Choose a project to raise money for, eg. A new church gate?

Use Just Giving, it makes collecting money easy...ring Roger for help!

Do a sponsored dog walk, attach posters to a little saddle on its back....and carry a bucket for extra donations.

Park and Ride, and enjoy visiting town churches.

Toddlers Tootle around the churchyard.

Put out a Donation Box for Ride+Stride visitors.

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Visit the national Ride+Stride website HERE

NEIGHBOURING RIDE + STRIDE WEBPAGE LINK staffordshirehistoricchurchestrust.org/ride-stride-2016

 


Please contact us, please click on "our title"

County Organisers - Angela and Roger Hughes

R&S Treasurer - David Crowhurst 

R&S Publicity - Nick Paterson