Ride or stride for Sussex churches

MIDHURST vicar Dave Willis is leading a small team of cyclists to raise funds for the parish church and the Sussex Historic Churches Trust through the annual Ride and Stride fundraiser.

The sponsored bike ride or walk takes place on September 13 between churches.

In Sussex, there are some 550 churches involved and a large number provide refreshments for walkers and cyclists along the way.

The money raised every year by those taking part in the Ride and Stride helps to preserve churches chapels and meeting houses some of which are almost a thousand years old and many of which are at risk of falling into serious disrepair.

To sponsor Dave and the team, readers should ring 01730 601096 or email him at vicar@midhurstparishchurch.net.

Midhurst is also looking for a parish organiser for Ride and Stride as it is the only parish in the Rother Valley without one.

Anyone who can help should contact the parish administrator on 01830 815356 or John Andre on 01730 816670.