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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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Basildon St Martin of ToursConcrete repairs15,000
Collier Row The Good Shepherd Vestryroof repairs3,000
Great Bromley St GeorgeStonework consolidation5,000
Great Waltham St Mary and St LawrenceTimber and plaster repairs6,000
Harold Wood St PeterAdditional tower repairs1,500
Leaden Roding St Michael and All AngelsRepairs to spire shingles1,000
Little Clacton St JamesRoof repairs10,000
Rettendon All SaintsRetiling of roofs15,000
Silver End St FrancisThatching8,500
South Benfleet St Mary the VirginFloor and plaster repairs10,000
Stanford Rivers St MargaretRetiling roofs15,000
Stratford St JohnRepointing parapets2,000
Tollesbury Congregational ChurchRoof repairs3,000
Wennington St Mary and St PeterRoof beam end repairs4,000
West Hanningfield St Mary and St EdwardNave roof repairs2,000
Willingale St ChristopherMasonry repairs5,500
Wrabness All SaintsVarious repairs2,000