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GRANTS FOR CHURCH ROOF PROTECTION

Exciting Opportunity: Allchurches Trust have offered Warwickshire & Coventry Historic Churches Trust a large grant to enable them to help churches in the Diocese with roof protection. This grant is for a maximum of £1000 per church and open to all churches who have not already received a grant for this purpose.

Grants would be available to be taken up within 2 years of acceptance. For your guidance It is estimated that roof protection costs between £5000 and £6000.

If your church is interested in taking up the offer of a grant to help towards this cost please contact WCHCT’s Hon.Secretary Jane Webster.

Her email is:  ejane@lilley2.plus.com

Jane needs to collate this information to see if there is enough interest in the Diocese for the project to be viable.

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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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FAMILIES BATTLED THUNDERSTORMS FOR RIDE & STRIDE 2017

Many thanks to everyone who took part in Ride & Stride last September 2017. It was certainly a challenge to some riders who had to battle through very wet weather but they still managed to raise funds to preserve our Warwickshire churches and chapels.

Our photographs show two families. Pictured here is Jarno, sheltering from a thunderstorm. With his Dad, WCHCT Trustee Graeme Beamish, he cycled round 8 churches including Salford Priors, Exhall, Alcester, Whatcote and Temple Grafton, covering 21 miles. Despite a soaking, Graeme and Jarno enjoyed the day very much and are planning to participate in this year’s Ride and Stride on Saturday 8th September 2018!

The Reeve family – Sandy, Felicity, Pip, Wilf and their dog, Tango are pictured here at St Lawrence Church, Oxhill and St Peter’s, Whatcote. They visited 11 churches and cycled 22 miles and raised £400, which was a wonderful result.

The WCHCT would love to hear more stories about last year’s Ride and Stride, so do please let us know how you got on.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 8th September for Ride & Stride 2018. For more information, click here.

 

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RIDE & STRIDE SEPTEMBER 2018

Many thanks to everyone who took part in Ride and Stride this year. We are very grateful for your support.

Thanks to Jacqueline Hesketh who sent us these Rider photos from St Peter’s, Dunchurch.

Please let us know how your day went and if you have photos do send them to us please to put up on this website.

Please send them to admin@warwickshirechurches.org.uk

 

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