Thanks for taking the time to visit my Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride sponsorship page.
On Saturday 11th September 2021, I took part in this brilliant event, cycling between many of South Suffolk's beautiful churches. I started my ‘Ride & Stride’ cycle circuit of churches from St Matthew’s Leavenheath, requiring thousands of pounds funding to fix its roof, scaffolding hiding much of the building. After peddling up to the Shotley peninsula, I finished up at Hitcham church which has just completed a massive fundraising programme to pay for the restoration of its bell frame, striking their first peel for a century on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
It was a pleasure to participate in ‘Ride & Stride’ for the third year running, and I am grateful to all my sponsors, and in particular, to everyone else who participated and all the volunteers who manned places of worship throughout the day, providing refreshment to keep us riders and striders going.
James cycled 57 miles to 20 South Suffolk churches as follows: Leavenheath; Stoke By Nayland; Higham; Stratford St Mary; Brantham RC; Harkstead; Erwarton; Shotley; Chelmonidston Methodist and CofE; Woolverstone; Freston; Belstead; Copdock; Burstall; Elmsett; Naughton; Nedging; Bildeston; Hitcham. Half of the funds raised will go to Stoke By Nayland Church, which requires £150k of works.
Suffolk Historic Churches Trust
Founded in 1973, the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust makes grants to churches and chapels of all denominations towards the repairs, improvements and restoration of our beautiful Suffolk churches.
To donate to the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust, please visit my JustGiving page.