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Thanking everyone for their amazing support for Ride+Stride 2016, John Pickthorn, our Ride+Stride organiser, said: “Whether you cycled, walked, sponsored someone, or opened your church and provided welcome refreshments, you have been amazing. Thank you for all your hard work. You have helped to save beautiful and historic churches for everyone to enjoy.” Stay tuned for news of our next Ride+Stride on Saturday 9 September 2017.

R+S 2016

The rain did not dampen the spirits of this team from St Barnabas’ church in Walthamstow.

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Arkesden St Mary the VirginMasonry5,000
Ashen St Augustine of CanterburyButtress9,000
Barking St PatrickRoof2,000
Bowers Gifford St MargaretFloor3,000
Brentwood St ThomasRoof8,000
East Mersea St EdmundPlaster2,000
Elmstead Market St Anne and St LaurenceBox pew and plaster5,000
Great Ilford St AlbanVarious4,000
Great Wigborough St StephenTower masonry7,000
Leytonstone St John the BaptistPlaster and masonry10,000
Loughton St Michael and All AngelsRoof2,000
Manningtree Methodist ChurchCupola and stone6,000
Mayland St BarnabasMasonry repairs1,000
Newport St Mary the VirginRoof and masonry repairs10,000
Plaistow St MartinBellcote repairs7,000
Quendon St Simon and St JudeTimber turret repairs6,000
Stapleford Tawney St MaryRoof retiling6,000
Tendring Methodist ChurchStained glass1,500
West Ham All SaintsPorch stonework10,000