On the afternoon of Sunday 13th June, our very own Rev’d Tim Laundon will cycle an ambitious circular route to raise money for our Stained Glass Window Project, which is being created by artist Sophie Hacker.
Tim will set off from St James, and take in four other pieces of stunning art produced by Sophie : first, a cross in the chapel of Winchester Hospital, then the Baptism Window at St John The Baptist Church, North Baddesely, the Calling Window at Romsey Abbey, and finally the cross at Sarum College, Salisbury, before making his way back to us at St James Church, Ludgershall, via Holy Trinity, Tidworth. It is a 70mile route.
Ways you can help: 1) Please sponsor Tim either online at this link: https://pay.collctiv.com/tims-sponsored-bike-ride-1971, or by popping your sponsorship, clearly labelled, through the letter box of the Rectory at 10 St James Street. All money raised goes directly to pay for our new beautiful stained glass window.
2) Join us to welcome Tim back to the churchyard for coffee and cake on the afternoon of Sunday 13th June, to celebrate his accomplished ride! More details on this to follow.
3) Tim will stop in at the Wellington Academy lay by on his way back, so some of us, including any younger riders can ride the last victorious 1km, which is on a cycle lane, not on the road. Those wanting to do that can meet there late afternoon – look on our Facebook page for timing details closer to the day.
We are tremendously excited by the progress of the stained glass window. Please support the project and Tim in this cycling-offering to raise awareness and funds to complete the installation! Thank you!
This Saturday at 11am, we are holding our Cyclists Carol Service in our churchyard. It will be a very short 15min service, outdoors and socially distanced, with bikes in hand, led by Rev’d Tim, our very own cycling vicar. Our friends at Andover Wheelers are riding in to join us, and all are welcome to come on your bikes too, even if it’s just from round the corner! We look forward to worshipping then! 🚴🏼♂️🚴🏼🚴♀️
Revd Tim has laid down the gauntlet! Race The Rector is on! Here is Tim’s challenge as part of Ride & Stride on Saturday 14th September:
Would you like one of these certificates in your downstairs loo? Take part in #racetherector2019 and race against my KOM on any of these four segments on #strava by 5pm on Saturday 14th September and you could get one of these framed certificates for a suggested donation to my churches of £10-15.
There will also be tea, real coffee and homemade cake and there might even be some beers in the church halls of #holytrinitytidworth and #stjamesludgershall from 2pm to 5pm, again for a donation.
I’ll be riding from St James Ludgershall, leaving just after 2pm, and riding to Holy Trinity Tidworth by 5pm via Hungerford, Ramsbury, Marlborough and Pewsey. You’re very welcome to join me (at your own risk and it’s not a race… but we might see who gets there first!) @ Wiltshire
Ride & Stride 2019 is on Saturday 14th September, a day when churches are open for visitors and we are encouraged to ride our bikes or walk to visit them. St James Ludgershall and Holy Trinity Tidworth are participating and will be open for cakes and refreshments between 2 and 4pm. Our striders will be heading for Upper Chute, leaving the church gate at 1:30pm, with a lift available back again so we don’t miss the cakes! Riders are many and various, some heading to Upper Chute, some to Holy Trinity, and other more ambitious riders time trialling in #racetherector – more details on routes for that to come so watch this space! 🤩🚴🏼♂️🚵🏼♂️🚵♀️🚴♀️🚶🏼♂️🚶♀️🏃🏼♂️ You might like to sponsor our participants using the form at the door of church, or make a donation. Thank you. And whether you ride, stride or neither, come and eat cake!