|Rosemary and Peter with Fr Peter|
This year Peter and Rosemary were delighted to meet Fr Peter Andrews who had just completed baptising three small infants at St Dunstan’s catholic church in Woking. Rosemary comments that, “One of the interesting aspects of the cycle ride is visiting so many churches and seeing aspects of parish life but this was the first time we had arrived at a church to witness the reception of new members into the faith.”
Amongst some of the different places of worship visited by Rosemary and Peter were: Catholic, Church of England, Methodist, Baptist, Evangelical, Quaker, and Salvation Army.
The Surrey Churches Preservation Trust makes grants available to churches in need of preservation and fifty percent of funds raised by cyclists and walkers go to the parish from which they come. For details about taking part in the Ride and Stride next year visit www.SurreyChurchesPreservationTrust.org or phone Hamish Donaldson 01428 644473. For details of contacts in other counties visit www.rideandstrideuk.org