Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust



Record breaking fundraiser helps churches in need

• Ride + Stride cyclists and walkers raised nearly £50,000 • Grants will help churches protect historic artefacts and improve visitor facilities Twenty churches have received an early Christmas present from the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT). Grants totalling more than £67,000 have been awarded this month to help keep church buildings in use by…

Ride & Stride Fundraising hits £30,000 – and counting

We’re delighted to report that we’ve hit the £30,000 mark for sponsorship money raised by the Ride + Stride event in September, and money is still coming in. A huge thank you to everyone who took part, and to all those who have sent in their sponsorship. If it’s still on your ‘to do’ list…

Cinderford Churches Ride + Stride Report

All three parish churches around the Cinderford Benefice were involved in the GHCT Ride + Stride event this year. St. Ethelbert's held their annual Book Sale to coincide with having the church open for Ride + Stride. The church was open all morning and Ann Ladd reports they did have a few cyclists come to…

Ride + Stride fundraising hits £10,000 mark

Thanks to all who have sent in their sponsorship following the Ride + Stride event in September. We’re delighted to have reached the £10,000 mark. If you’re still collecting money thank you, and please send it to Glenn the county organiser by November 12. If you didn’t manage to sponsor a rider or strider and…
The team brave the rain on their way to the Severn

Team Thornbury's Ride + Stride Report

Congratulations to the team from the Benefice of Thornbury with Oldbury-on-Severn and Shepperdine, who raised more than £600 and sent in this report. All four churches in our benefice were open to welcome riders and striders on September 10. Revd Tom Keates, accompanied by four others walked between all four churches and several other parishioners…

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