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Ride and Stride 2015 - Sponsor Jane Lloyd

Jane_LloydRide and Stride is set to go - but so far only Jane Lloyd has signed up from St Michael's: so we are asking everyone to sponsor her.

In St Michael’s, work is currently being done on our roofs, our tower pinnacles, our internal walls, and our ancient oak staircase. Church buildings like ours take a great deal of loving care, professional attention and, yes, expense. The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust supports historic churches in the whole county, and once a year they ask us to support them in the Ride and Stride event, this year on 12th September.

So please sponsor Jane as she sets off on her bike to visit as many churches as she can on the day. Half of the money she raises will go to the Trust. The other half comes to St Michael’s to support our work. If you cannot find Jane in church, phone her on 01242 678696 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Ride and Stride 2015 - Saturday 12 September

Ride__StrideThis year we are supporting Ride and Stride again - a fabulous opportunity for a family day out cycling or walking, and a great way to raise money for our historic churches. 

There are two ways you can join in:

  • By helping to provide refreshments and a welcome at our own church.
  • By signing up to walk or cycle and get sponsorship for how far you travel or how many churches you visit.

Ann Jessop is our local organiser and would love to hear from you (email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or tel 01242 672 872)

Click on the links for: Information Poster   Information Details   Main Gloucestershire Ride & Stride website



  • All the churches in our Benefice, including St Michael’s, will be open this year on 12th September to welcome the Riders and Striders.
  • You could take part on your bike or on foot, on your own or with a family or a group.
  • Collect sponsors, (or sponsor yourself,) take a map, take a list of open churches, take a picnic, visit as many churches in the county as you can manage on the day.
  • Explore, enjoy, see inside some historic gems, meet warm-hearted people wherever you go.
  • Of the money raised on this day, one half goes to the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GCHT) and one half goes to the church of your choice (St Michael’s of course!)
  • Last year, 12 Rider/Striders from Bishop's Cleeve & Southam raised £908 between them. They had a great time.
  • The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT) has already awarded £5,000 to St Michael’s towards the restoration of our ancient timber staircase.
  • Afterwards, keep your happy memories and return your forms and the money you have raised to Ann Jessop (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , tel: 01242 672 872)
  • Find forms at the back of church. Or ask for one at the church office. Let Ann know you are taking part. More forms are available from Ann. Go for it!
  • There's more information, though not yet full sign-up arrangements, at the Ride & Stride Website or the GCHT website.

Sunday 30 April

8.00 Holy Communion (said)
9.30 Holy Communion (with Choir)
11.15  Morning Worship (with Music Group)

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