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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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Fobbing church window restored

Fobbing church window restore

A grant of £15,000 from the Friends of Essex Churches Trust has funded the restoration of a chapel window at the east end of St Michael?s church, Fobbing [link to] near Stanford-le-Hope.

The rector, Father David Rollins said: ?We are privileged to worship in such a beautiful and historic building. We take our responsibility very seriously to maintain this important church.

?We are extremely grateful to the Friends of Essex Churches Trust for their support.?

This restoration was part of a larger project involving repairs to stonework around the south window. St Michael?s is a grade 1 listed building.

The picture shows the restoration work in progress.

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