Ride+Stride - 9th September 2017

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The Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust (WHCT), which helps to preserve churches across the county, has an annual fundraising event. ‘Ride and Stride’ is a sponsored ‘tour’ of selected churches, coordinated at the parish level across Wiltshire. The purpose is to raise funds for the Trust, and also to promote enjoyment of our historic churches and the countryside in which we find them. As the name suggests the event can be undertaken mounted (bicycle, horse or whatever) or dismounted, at walking pace or faster for the more energetic.

This year, on Saturday 9th September 2017, walkers from Semley will be visiting our Benefice churches at Sedgehill, East Knoyle, Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary and Semley (with the more energetic possibly also taking in Ludwell). The planned route will cover 15 miles, but there are options to shorten it along the way.

Anyone from Semley or other parishes in our Benefice would be welcome to join the walk, which will start from St Leonard's, Semley at 10am. Alternatively, you may wish to plan your own route around churches of your choice to raise money for this worthy cause. WHCT returns half of any amount raised to each participant's own church. Anyone who would like to contribute but cannot take part on the day would be very welcome to sponsor those that can!

Further details, including sponsorship forms and a map of the route are available from Andrew (tel: 01747 853 747). To contact Andrew by email, click here, and when the new window opens, click on the ‘Contact Form’ tab, and then complete the form.

Please come and join us on 9th September 2017 or sponsor us to support our beautiful churches!

To read more about the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, click here.