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Winchester gears up for Ride + Stride
Winchester is gearing up for annual Ride and Stride on Saturday September 14 when more than 30 historic churches will be open to the public, reports the Winchester Chronicle newspaper.
Seventeen churches will be open in the city itself, from The Quaker Meeting House in Colebrook Street to the Cathedral and from the church of St Swithun to the University of Winchester Chapel.
A similar number again will be open from All Saints in Barton Stacey to St James in Woodmancote and from St Michael and All Angels in Bullington to Holy Trinity in Wonston.
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
In total over 400 historic churches throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will be open to the public.
Organised by Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust, Ride and Stride allows people to visit often old and beautiful churches with ancient bell towers, interiors reflecting our rich heritage, often in beautiful settings.
Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust raises funds for grants and loans towards the upkeep of 900 fully functioning historic church buildings representing many different Christian traditions.
Last year’s Ride and Stride raised a record £65,000 last year for essential church repairs, renovation and restoration helping churches be fit for the community and to preserve them for future generations.
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