A little advance notice about Ride+Stride: This year, our community at St James will be doing two separate efforts. 1) cycling: Rev’d Tim plans to cycle a route taking in as many churches in our Deanery of Stonehenge as he can on Saturday 11th September, and invites any keen cyclists to join him. More detail to follow on his intended setting off time from St James. 2) walking: we plan to walk from St James, over to Holy Trinity, and then along the road to visit the chapel in South Tidworth and then back again over the hill via the scenic route. This will happen on Saturday 18th September, one week after the official Ride+Stride date because locally we have the flu vaccination drive happening on the 11th, and a lot of our keen walkers will be going to that then. However, we have arranged for the churches on our walking route to open for us on our revised date of the 18th. Again, our setting off time is to be confirmed. The more the merrier-all welcome!
Please sponsor our efforts! The money is split equally between church ministry and the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust. You can donate online here: https://pay.collctiv.com/ridenstride-62553 All donations gratefully received.
🥾🥾🥾Making weekend plans? We are going for a walk this Rogation Sunday, 9th May, leaving the church gate on Sunday morning at 11:30am, to walk through our local woods and farmland, and take in the bluebells. Join us if you can, and don’t forget to wear sturdy footwear! 🥾🥾🥾
🥾🥾🥾Church Walk Cancelled🥾🥾🥾 Just a note to say unfortunately we can’t do our usual monthly church walk this Saturday due the the current government restrictions, but we are looking forward to starting these walks back up again as soon as we can. Sorry, and thanks!
🚴🏼♂️🚴🏼🚴♀️🥾🥾🥾 It’s time for Ride and Stride, this Saturday 12th September! 🥾🥾🥾🚴♀️🚴🏼🚴🏼♂️
Each year, to raise money for the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, we participate in a sponsored walk or cycle ride, or even a horse ride, to another local church. This year we are walking this year from St James to St Andrews in Collingbourne Ducis on Saturday 12 September starting at 10am at St James’ lychgate, with a stop at Gastro Nicks for a break and refreshments. Come and join us! A walk and a natter in the beautiful countryside – what could be lovelier than that?
There’s transport back for those who wish to use it, two per car and home with the window open!
The money we raise is split 50% to the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, who helped us last year with a grant of £1000 towards the restoration of our church clock face, and the other 50% to the ministry of St James’ Church. If you would like to sponsor our walkers, please ring Julie Walker on 07889503132, or you can give electronically at this link: https://pay.collctiv.com/ride-and-stride-13592. See you Saturday! 🥾🥾🥾