Ride+Stride is an annual sponsored event in which people from all over the country raise money to support their local Church Trust which in turn supports its Christian places of worship with grants to help maintain and develop our churches. In fact, Gloucester Historic Churches Trust recently awarded St James a grant of £8500 towards the ‘Spend a Penny’ Fund.
Ride+Stride encourages people to walk/ride between local churches, gathering donations in sponsorship, or other activities. 50% of any money raised will remain with the local Church, and 50% will go to the Gloucester Historic Churches Trust in order to support other churches.
This year St James will be participating on the 9th September – the church will be open from 10am-6pm – and we’d love to get a group together of people who’d like to walk or ride to one of our neighbouring churches (such as a cycle to St Michaels Stoke Gifford).
St James Youth Group are also getting involved – they will be doing a family-paced cycle ride meeting at the church at 12:30pm on the 9th September. Any one who’d like to join them are very welcome, and you can sign up to sponsor them in the Church Porch. Contact Sian for more information.