Historic Churches Trust

Registered Charity No 1010690


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Holy Immanuel

in aid of churches and chapels in Shropshire

(church images by David Taylor)

St Michael's
Stanton Long


This popular, National event takes place each year on the second Saturday in September, when cyclists, walkers and riders visit as many places of worship, of all denominations, as possible between 10 am and 6 pm.  The money raised through sponsorship and donations is divided equally between the participants' nominated church or chapel and the Trust, although the Trust retains the Gift-Aid element. 

2013 Results

Despite our initial reservations the total sum raised by participants who rode (on wheels or horses), strode, or just got sponsored for stewarding was just over 21,000 plus some 340 raised from on-line donations (substantially up this time).  With the anticipated Gift Aid rebate from HMRC of just over 3,000 you have achieved a very satisfactory result for the SHCT and your own places of worship.   very big thank-you from the Trust to all riders, striders, sponsors, donors, local organisers, church/chapel-manners, refreshment-providers and anyone else involved in making the day a success.  It is hard to say whether the Festival of Churches weekend event helped to boost support for the Ride + Stride but more discussions on that topic will continue next year. Top scorers, less Gift Aid, were, again, Hadnall (Lichfield Diocese) who raised 1,367.50 and St Milburga's RC Church, Church Stretton who raised 886.00.  Certificates will be presented to participants in due course.   More result data will be posted early next year.

New Team!

County Organisers -
Angela and
Roger Hughes

R&S Treasurer -
David Crowhurst

Forms for this year's event will be sent out by post, and available on line, very soon! 

Please click here to see the results for last year's event.


The 2012 certificate presented to the Churchwardens at St Mary Magdalene, Hadnall, after raising 1,326.00




Visit as many churches and chapels in your area
as you can on

13 September 2014
10 am - 6 pm

Cycle ..... walk ..... ride .....  canoe ....  your choice!
The Hadnall R+S team, Gordon Corbett, Preb Rob Haarhoff and Tom Slack, with their certificates for raising the highest sum in the Salop Archdeaconry for the 2013 event.  Presenting the certificates were the SHCT Chairman, Stephen Winwood (on left), and Angela Hughes, R+S County Organiser for 2014.  The Hadnall team raised 1,367.50, with an additional 185.30 eligible in Gift Aid   

National Ride and Stride Web Site


You can either
ride ...

or stride ..

for the ...

Shropshire Historic Churches Trust

to help your church or chapel


Why not get your sponsors to use

as well as Gift Aid.  It's really worth it

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