All Saints’, Westbury, Holy Saviour, Westbury Leigh and Holy Trinity, Dilton Marsh will be open on Saturday 14 September for the annual Ride and Stride event from 10am – 5pm. All Saints’ and Holy Trinity will be serving refreshments for those riding and striding across the County. Pop in and say hello!
Local people are being invited to have a fun day out and help preserve our beautiful Wiltshire Churches with this year’s Ride+Stride event on Saturday 14 September.
Anyone can take part – there is no enrolment fee. You can walk, ride a bike, a horse or a mobility scooter, and the idea is to visit as many (or as few) churches as you like; you plan your own route. Last year over 350 people of all ages joined in and raised £62,000.
Any sponsorship money raised is divided between the participant’s chosen church or chapel and the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, which provides grants to churches for urgent repairs and enhancements. Most churches will be open, and many will have someone there to welcome visitors with refreshments.
Why not take part yourself? Sponsorship forms, instructions and lists of churches can be downloaded from www.wiltshirehistoricchurchestrust.org.uk