Supporting Suffolk churches ...
Cyclists and walkers ‘ride and stride’ to support Suffolk churches
On Saturday 14 September 2013, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, you may notice an increased number of determined walkers and intrepid cyclists about the town and its surrounding areas.
They will be celebrating the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust’s 32nd Annual ‘Ride and Stride’ Day.
This year is the 40th Anniversary of the Trust, so more people than ever will be walking and riding to raise funds to support the Trust’s work and their local churches.
There are seventeen Open Churches in Bury St Edmunds who will be joining in this event, and a further twenty-three from the surrounding villages.
The area stretches as far as Wordwell, Culford, West Stow and Lackford in the North; Thurston and Great Barton to the East; Wickhambrook, Whepstead and Great Whelnetham to the South; and Risby, Barrow and Denham to the West; with a further eleven churches between.
This year, ‘Ride and Stride’ nationally is aiming to raise over £1.5 million for the restoration and preservation of the UK’s historic churches, chapels and meeting houses. It is non-denominational and all are eligible to apply for grants from the Trust.
The local church or chapel is an important part of our heritage and of our community life, and is worthy of our continuing support. If you would like to support your local church by offering sponsorship, or are interested in any further information, please phone the SHCT Thingoe Area Local Organiser on 01284 763668.