Church Notices

Ride and Stride, 12 September 2020

An Advance Notice

The organisation "Hampshire and Isle of Wight Historic Churches Trust", known by its initials HIHCT, exists to assist local churches in the maintenance of their buildings.  During its major renovation in 2005, Beaulieu Abbey Church received a generous grant from HIHCT and we have often supported their major fund raising activity, the September 'Ride and Stride'  since that time.

This year, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the event will be of a slightly lower key.  Contributing Churches will be under no pressure to allow visitors into their Church, and indeed, Beaulieu Abbey Church is unlikely to offer access to participants.  However, we can 'ride or stride', and raise money for the Trust.  

I am suggesting that we meet on Saturday morning (12 September) and walk through Beaulieu to Bucklers Hard.  If they wish to do so, walkers may proceed on to St Pauls in East Boldre.  Forms for sponsorship, and for general information are available from the HIHCT website.  Just follow this link!

If any one has any questions at all about this activity, please contact Peter Melhuish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or ring him at 02381 788034.  Nearer the date, I will ask for names of folk eager to 'ride and stride'!