It’s approaching that time of year when we are asking for your support for the Kent Churches Sponsored Ride & Stride Day. Half the money raised goes to the church organising the local event, the remaining half
to a fund administered by F.K.C. The fund is distributed in grants for repairs and renovations to Kentish churches of historical interest or architectural merit. Last year’s event was very successful, raising £1,025.00, with a group of 16 that took part in a guided walk around Canterbury. Rather than repeat the walk of the last two years, we are suggesting a walk, commencing at 10am from Saltwood church to the Harbour Arm, Folkestone, visiting all the churches en route. Again we will be having a lunch break and expect to complete the walk by about 4pm, returning from Folkestone by bus. In addition we are arranging a shorter walk for families with children again commencing at 10am from Saltwood church visiting all the
churches in Hythe. We expect the walk to finish around lunch time when we propose arranging a picnic/barbeque. Whilst this event is being arranged to hopefully appeal to families with children it is open
to all ages and maybe to those people who would prefer to take part in a shorter walk. For those wishing to cycle, there will be an opportunity to join a cycle route (details provided) taking in a number of churches in and around Romney Marsh. Alternatively you could arrange your own route.
We are looking for:-
a. People interested in joining a walk to Folkestone.
b. Families with children interested joining a walk to visit Hythe churches and those preferring to join a shorter walk.
c. People interested in the bike ride. This could also be a family activity.
d. People willing to welcome and offer refreshments to visitors at our church for a 1 or 2 hour session between 10am and 6pm.
There will be lists on the notice board to enable you to express your interest in either the walk, ride, or manning of the church.
Why not sign up for this event, for what has been in the past a very enjoyable day and for more specific information contact :-
Joy & Derek Russill Tel. 01303 268129