Friends of Essex Churches Trust

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Thanking everyone for their amazing support for Ride+Stride 2016, John Pickthorn, our Ride+Stride organiser, said: “Whether you cycled, walked, sponsored someone, or opened your church and provided welcome refreshments, you have been amazing. Thank you for all your hard work. You have helped to save beautiful and historic churches for everyone to enjoy.” Stay tuned for news of our next Ride+Stride on Saturday 9 September 2017.

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The rain did not dampen the spirits of this team from St Barnabas’ church in Walthamstow.

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The Friends of Essex Churches Trust is delighted to announce its latest grants:

St John the Baptist Leytonstone - £10,000 for re-plastering, stone repairs and other general works.

St Augustine of Canterbury Ashen - £9,000 for buttress repairs and plaster work.

St Anne & St Laurence Elmstead Market - £5,000 for removal and replacement of defective plaster and repairs to box pews.

Manningtree Methodist Church - £6,000 for cupola repairs, stone replacement and other general repairs.

This brings the total allocation of?grants?offered?in 2012 to £104,000.

We are grateful to all our fund raisers and donors who have made this achievement possible.

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