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BARD’S RIDE 2020

 SAVE THE DATE! This year’s Bard’s Ride will be taking place on Saturday 12th September 2020 (the same day as Ride and Stride). We are planning an action-packed day with something for everyone. There will be 3 Rides, including a short Family Fun one and a Challenge Ride of 100K for experienced Riders. A Bard’s Walk will also be available for those who love walking in our amazing countryside.

We will be updating you soon with our more detailed plans. 

To see our very successful Bard’s Ride and Walk in 2019. See Bard’s Ride page.

 

 

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WCHCT GIVES £5000 GRANT TO ALL SAINTS’ PARISH CHURCH, LEAMINGTON SPA

All Saints is a large Anglican Grade II listed Church, dating from 1842, which is on the southern side of the town of Leamington Spa. It dates from 1842, but Christian worship has been offered on this site for perhaps a thousand years.

WCHCT received an application for a grant from All Saints in 2016. The Parish population was 3,810 but they had an electoral roll of only 65 people. All Saints had significant repair and maintenance issues and costs, all of which were significantly out of proportion to the size and resources of the congregation.

This is a church that is open to the community and a café is run inside the church four days a week, so the WCHCT wanted to help. Our grant of £5000 went a little way to reducing their shortfall for urgent work needed in re-slating the South Aisle / Baptistry roof.

To find out more about applying for grants, click here.

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Judi Dench and the Bard’s Ride

 

In 2019, Judi Dench, our Patron, sent a message of support for the Bard’s Ride : “Churches and chapels are at the heart of our British heritage, and Shakespeare Country – which I am so fond of – is where some of the most beautiful ones in Britain were built and still stand sentinel over the landscape. Please help our Trust to preserve our precious past by joining us on the Bard’s Ride – a fantastic fundraising Ride, cycling through stunning Warwickshire scenery past beautiful churches that would have inspired the Bard in his lifetime.”

 

 

 

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RIDE & STRIDE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2020

This year Ride and Stride takes place on Saturday 12th September 2020.

More information about Ride and Stride can be found here. If you have any queries please contact admin@warwickshirechurches.org.uk

 

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