Concert at All Saints Burton Dasset

£1957.00 (provisional figure) was raised at an incredible summer concert that took place at All Saints Burton Dassett.

Over 150 people came to hear Tamsin Waley Cohen and Huw Watkins rendition of Vaughan Williams 'Lark Ascending' in the wonderful sacred space of this church left an audience in stunned silence.
Ably supported by Lynn Farleigh with some fine readings this was a concert to remember.

The Chairman and Trustees would like to thank all those whose support made this possible, this included principle benefactors: Robert Waley-Cohen, Ludovic de Walden and Bridget Herrtage for financing the concert. Church wardens: John Anderton and Norma King for allowing us to use this wonderful church and their hard work in preparing the church for the concert.

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Concert in progress at All Saints

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Tamsin Waley - Cohen with her Stradivarius

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Presentation by James Kerr to Huw Watkins after the concert with Lynn Farleigh looking on.

AGM at St Mary Magdeline Coventry

A successful AGM took place on 20th May 2015 at St Mary Magdeline's Church Hearsall Lane Coventry CV5 8 DR

This included on a novel Pentecostal Service complete with 21st century effects - a drone with pentecostal fire !
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St Mary’s Astley - Helen Castor's Talk on Lady Jane Grey raises just over £1000.00

Saturday 6th of July saw Helen Castor, BBC historian come and give a fascinating talk to over 80 guests on the subject of
‘Queens and Power in Medieval and Tudor England:
the Case of Lady Jane Grey’
Nearby Astley Castle was of course the Grey Family Seat and the church contains many fine tombs to the family. The evening concluded with a glass of wine and delicious refreshments.


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Helen Castor ( Centre) with Claire Ragg, WCHCT administrator and James Kerr, Trustee

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The High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Clare Hopkinson talking to guests

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Nave of church just before start of the talk

WCHCT Members Drinks Party at Longdon Manor

On 22nd September Members and supporters of The WCHCT were invited to a drinks party in the beautiful setting of Longdon Manor near Shipston . Being a warm and balmy evening drinks took place in the wonderful garden. After generous glasses of sparkling wine and plates of delicious eats, members were given an update on the trusts activities and future plans from James Kerr.

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Trusttee James Kerr updates members

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Friends enjoy drinks in the garden at Longdon Manor

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and great eats!

Ride and Stride 2013

It is now just over a week since Ride and Stride took place, and to date responses look encouraging. In order to qualify for our CHURCH and INDIVIDUAL AWARDS ( See Ride and Stride Page ) worth £250.00 and £100.00 respectively your returns need to be back to Claire Ragg by 1st November.

We are really keen for you to use
Just Giving in order to collect your sponsorship, you can create your own page by clicking onto our link, it reduces administrative paperwork for you and us. We know that this does not suit everybody yet so we welcome your contributions by what ever method you choose.

If you have any photos or stories about your ride please email them across for the website - we would love to hear from you.



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Riders and Striders outside St Mary’s Church Tysoe.


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Emily Willing aged 8 with her mother Wendy of Ettington - who rode over 25 miles and visited 11 churches !

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Asia Wieloch and Adam Marshall ride for Pillerton Hersey - used Just Giving to get their sponsors.