Ride and Stride 2018


Ride and Stride 8th September 2018

2018 documents to download:

Introductory letter - please read this first!
Poster 2018
Participants record to be completed at each church visited
Sponsorship form to be completed by sponsors
Register of visitors for site use by participating churches
Churches open for Ride+Stride 2018, see below.  The list will be updated as information arrives

Can't find your download?   Look in your download folder!



Churches open for Ride + Stride 2018 (updated 6th September)

Alfrick: St Mary Magdalene: The Church will be open as usual and will be locked up later than the usual 4.00 pm in case of later arrivals.

This weekend is the Alfrick Show so all our usual cake bakers are very busy for that and next weekend is the grand opening of the village shop, so we regret we shall not be able to offer refreshments next week at the Church. Riders are very welcome to visit the fantastic new shop and cafe.  Should anyone be a reader of Mrs Gaskell (Cranford etc) her daughter's
grave is just to the left of the door.

Bishampton St James and Throckmorton the Chapelry: Refreshments and loo at Bishampton 10am to 6pm

Bromsgrove: All Saints, Burcot Lane Bromsgrove B60 1AF.   Open from 10am - 4pm.  Good parking.  Refreshments available.    More information below:

Visitors will be able to explore the history of this Grade 2 Listed building, designed by local architect John Cotton.  The foundation stone was laid in August 1872.  The tower was added during the 1880s.  There is plenty of wood and metal work produced by members of Bromsgrove’s  Guild of artists and some attractive windows designed by well-known local glass designers. Written descriptions are provided for most items.

Photographs of the clergy who have served the church will be on display.

 In 2015 the First World War Memorial was restored.  Information about the people named on the memorial will be available.

 The Spadesbourne stream runs through the churchyard. There will be an opportunity to use magnifying lenses and a microscope to examine examples of some of the wildlife found in and around the stream.  The small creatures from the stream have been monitored and recorded for a couple of years and the information passed to the Environment Agency.

 A quiz and colouring sheets will be available for children.

Bromsgrove: Christchurch:  Church open.  Refreshments and toilets available

Cradley: St Peter, Church Road, Cradley, Halesowen:  Open 10am - 3pm, refreshments and toilet facilities available. 

Come inside to view the Bill Pardoe stained glass windows and find out more about our project to restore the clock saved from the demolished Church of St Luke in Cradley Heath and install it at St Peter’s. Find out about our series of concerts for 2018 and 2019.

Crown East and Rushwick: Church open 10am - 5pm.  Refreshments and loo available.

Dodderhill: St Augustine WR9 8LN: Refreshments and loo available  Tours of tower from 11.30 - 4pm

Himbleton: St Mary Magdalene:  Open 10am - 6pm  Toilet and refreshments available.

Honeybourne St Ecgwin:  Refreshments but no loo

Little Malvern: St Wulstan's RC, Wells Road  WR14 2JL:  Church open 10am - 4pm.  Toilets and refreshments available.  The grave of Edward Elgar is in our cemetery. 

North Piddle: St Michael and All Angels: Church open.  Cold drinks and biscuits available.  There will be a stamp to mark your sheet.   No loos  

Oddingly: St James: Church open all day, 'manned' 9am - 6pm with hot and cold drinks, cakes and biscuits (no charge).  Sorry, no toilet available.

Overbury: St Faith: Church open 9.30am - 5pm.   Drinks and biscuits provided.

Pershore Abbey:  Open 9.15 am - 5 pm.   Refreshments and toilets.  PLEASE NOTE: There are two weddings in the Abbey on this day, at 12.30 and 2.30pm.  Come early or late if possible - or see the bridal processions.  Knock on the side door for refreshments and toilet.

Pinvin: St Nicholas  WR10 2EU  Church open 10am - 5pm.  Refreshments available.  There is a loo and baby changing facility.  'We also have a kitchen and microwave should anyone want to heat something up.'

Pirton: St Peter WR8 9ED:  Church open. 'Serving cream teas from 3.30pm to welcome our team of riders on their return'.   Sorry, no toilet facilities.

Stock and Bradley: St John Baptist:  Church open. Refreshments available, No loos.

Suckley:  St John the Baptist:  Church open daily with refreshments. Please visit!!

Tibberton: St Peter ad Vincula: Church open 10am - 5pm, refreshments available.

Worcester Cathedral:  Heritage Day, many activities ongoing.  Refreshments provided by Cathedral Cafe.  Loos available.

Worcester: St David's church Comer Gardens.  Church open 10am - 5pm.  Drinks and  biscuits available.   Toilet available.

Worcester: St Helens High Street

Worcester: St Martin London Road: Church open, loos and refreshments.

For more general  information about the Ride and Stride click here




Edwards Lane, Churchill, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR7 4QE - See more at: http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/Ourchurches/Completelistofchurches/St-Michaels-Church-Churchill-Worcestershire/#sthash.tcClhOU0.dpu