Ride and Stride 2017 – 9th September
Ride and Stride is fast approaching; and St Mary’s has recently received a grant of £10,000 from the Sussex Historic Churches Trust, so it would be great to have a big turnout for this fun event…There are lots of options, including: participating as a (sponsored) walker or rider; manning the church; or simply sponsoring one of our riders/walkers or those manning the church. Please do sign up on the sheets at the back of church and pick up the information leaflets there. For more information please contact Simon Briggs via the church office.
Riding or striding…This year, you can join Simon for either a short tour of the participating churches in Horsham, and for the more active, a wider ranging route taking in Nuthurst, Partridge Green, Shipley, Coolhurst and Billingshurst; or make up your own route…
…or toddling 2017 also brings another exciting and innovative option – a sponsored toddle for our younger members (and Guy, apparently). We’ve devised a short 30min circuit that takes in 6 churches around Horsham town centre. Contact Jo Parry via the church office.
Manning St Mary’s
Volunteers are needed please to man the church on the day of the Ride and Stride event. There’s a rota at the back of the church, split into one hour slots. Please try to find an hour to support this valuable endeavour and sign up on the sheet. The requirements are very straightforward – just logging riders/striders in. if you can help for an hour, please add your name and contact number in the appropriate time slot
Notwithstanding the great recent fund raising efforts, and the SHCT grant, we still face a huge challenge maintaining our lovely buildings, and every penny raised really helps – don’t forget, the money raised by our members is split 50/50 between St Mary’s and SHCT, so we benefit twice – first from the funds raised; and secondly, by supporting SHCT, we hope to access their grants; and the recent grant was made to us, acknowledging our support over the years for the Ride and Stride event
Please look out for participants’ sponsor forms, or go here: https://www.justgiving.com/stmaryshorshamrideandstride2017