So what’s this about? Somerset Churches Trust provide funds for necessary repairs to churches. The aim is to have as many people as possible visiting participating churches. How does it work? First and foremost, it’s a fun event, based on people either cycling or walking around a local group of churches on 9th September. Each church visited will offer basic hospitality. Participants simply ask family and friends to sponsor them, either by a lump sum or an amount per church visited. Half the money raised can be returned to your own church. After a few years’ break, St Mary Magdalene is re-entering the event both by keeping the church open for Ride + Stride and hopefully, fielding our own Ride + Stride group. Interested? Pick up a leaflet at the back of church and shortly we will give details of the St Mary Magdalene Ride + Stride group. For more details please contact Valerie Gaskell.