Walkers and cyclists will be interested to hear that this year’s Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust Ride + Stride will take place on Saturday 8th September.
Over the last fifty-four years, Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust has given several million pounds in grants to churches and chapels of all Christian denominations in Oxfordshire to help maintain them and save roofs, stained glass, wall paintings, and in recent years, grants towards making the buildings more useful to the local community – for example by the installation of kitchens, loos, extra rooms and more.
Our own St Mary’s Church has been given a substantial grant towards the building of the much needed multi-access toilet.
Much of this has been as the result of funds raised by Ride + Stride – a fun day to get out and about cycling or walking or other activities. To find out more and to register for the event visit http://ohct.org.uk/ride-stride