Founded in 1986 the Trust makes grants to Churches and Chapels of all Christian denominations for essential restoration and repairs. The grants offered by the Trust are crucial in encouraging people to raise the often daunting sums of money required for maintenance and repairs.
A large part of the Trust’s income comes from the proceeds of the sponsored Ride and Stride event, held each year on the second Saturday in September. (2022 is 10th September) Similar trusts exist in most other counties in England, and some of these will be holding their own sponsored events on the same day. Nationally, the Ride and Stride raises well over one million pounds a year for the Churches, Chapels and the Historic Churches Trust.
HOW THE SPONSORED RIDE AND STRIDE WORKS:
Whichever way you choose – either by Riding, walking, wheelchair, or by car – even those who are in Church (making drinks and or refreshments for visitors) are invited to seek sponsors – Riders and striders for the number of Churches and Chapels visited and recorders for the number of visitors to their Church whilst on duty or the number of hours spent.
The money raised by each participant is then shared equally between the place of Worship nominated by the riders/striders/recorders and the Trust.
In Nottinghamshire places of worship of all Christian denominations could be open or have a register available on the day, remember that open Churches and Chapels in neighbouring counties can also be visited.
Everyone is able to plan their own route, using the list of participating Churches and Chapels provided to you before the day. Only the places on the list should be visited.
Any queries please contact:
Ride & Stride Administrator, Margaret Lowe
1 Gayhurst Green, Old Basford, Nottingham, NG6 0LZ
Tel No. 07757 800919