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Claire Strachan

 Ride & Stride - Sept 14th 2019

Ride & Stride is almost upon us! If you haven't already got involved you can do so by:
-downloading the attached poster & displaying it on your church noticeboard
- announcing Ride & Stride at your church during July & August, & advertising it on your website & social media platforms
- Riding/Striding yourself!

All proceeds raised are split 50/50 between the Historic Churches Trust & the participating churches, so it is worth joining in.

You don't need to man the church if its not possible. Just open up & leave out some refreshments, if you can, for the Riders & Striders.

For more information about getting involved please visit the website

  Website:  www.warwickshirechurches.org.uk/ride-and-stride/

Claire Strachan
 Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme

The Home Office has announced that the fourth round of the Places of Worship (POW) Protective Security Funding Scheme is open for applications until 31 August 2019.

Applicants no longer need to show they have already experienced hate crime, the test will be vulnerability to hate crime. The scheme is open to places of worship & associated faith community centres (a community centre run by a place of worship or near a place of worship that is faith based, and where regular worship takes place) across England and Wales.

Further details of the funding scheme and how to apply can be found on the website below.

  Website:  www.gov.uk/guidance/places-of-worship-security-funding-scheme

Anna Laycock
 MaintenanceBooker expansion

Since 2018, churches and chapels have been using MaintenanceBooker to find qualified contractors to carry out gutter clearances and repairs, lightning protection inspections and repairs, tree surveys and maintenance and asbestos surveys and removals.

They have now launched a new services for stonework, masonry and mortaring and roofs and towers as a direct response to the needs of churches identified in grant applications made to the National Churches Trust.

For more information see the website below.

  Website:  www.maintenancebooker.org.uk

Claire Strachan
 Organ Recital at Ryton on Dunsmore - 17th August 2019

You are invited to attend an organ recital given by Peter Barley at St Leonard's Church, Ryton on Dunsmore.

Peter trained as a student at Cambridge, where he was an organ scholar at King's College. He then went on to be Organist and Director of Music at St Marylebone Church, London. Peter is now an Organist (and choirmaster) of St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick and Organist Emeritus of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

Date: 17th August
Venue: St Leonard's Church, Ryton on Dunsmore
Time: 7:30pm
Price: £10 to include cheese and wine

Proceeds will go to the organ restoration project.

  Email:      John Church (Churchwarden)

Claire Strachan

 Bard's Bike Ride - 14th September 2019

Cycle or walk around Shakespeare's stunning countryside whilst raising much needed funds for our county's historic places of worship...

The Bard's Bike Ride is an opportunity to explore the beautiful Warwickshire countryside and visit some of our fabulous churches on the way. There are options for differing abilities ranging from a 40 mile challenge, to an 18 mile family ride, to a gentle 8 mile walk complete with activities and refreshments along the route. You can then finish of the day with a BBQ in the grounds of Honington Hall. It's a perfect way to spend a Saturday.

For more details visit the website below.
Tell your friends!

  Website:  www.bardsride.co.uk
  Email:      bardsride@gmail.com