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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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Bobbingworth St Germain Roof repairs5,000
Bradfield St Lawrence External render repairs2,000
Burnham on Crouch Baptist Church Roof repairs7,000
Elmdon St Nicholas Roof and rainwater repairs4,000
Goodmayes St Paul Repairs to rainwater goods10,000
Grays St Peter and St Paul Palmer Chapel repairs4,000
Great Bardfield St Mary the Virgin Reshingling of Spire3,000
Great Braxted All Saints Repairs to Spire10,000
High Ongar St Mary Chancel roof repair10,000
Holland on Sea St BartholomewCarpentry repairs to windows2,000
Little Waltham United Reformed Church Ceiling repairs4,000
Mount Bures St John Roof repairs8,000
Navestock St ThomasMasonry repairs to windows5,000
Plaistow Memorial Community Church Masonry repairs10,000
Roydon St Peter Removal of Boilerhouse1,000
Saint Osyth St Peter and St Paul Roof repairs4,000
Tillingham St Nicholas Roof Flashing repairs1,000
Emergency grant
Wickham St Paul Heating Guards1,000