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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.

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

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You can raise money for the Friends of Essex Churches Trust and your local church online through the JustGiving website.  JustGiving accepts all major credit/debit cards and will automatically add Gift Aid to pledges made by UK tax payers.

To get started, please click on the link below which will take you to the JustGiving website.

NB:  So that we can ensure that half the money raised by you online goes to your local church, please be sure to mention your church’s name and its town or village in the “personal message box” when you create your web page.

If you have any queries, please contact John Pickthorn at