Some great plans for Ride and Stride 2023

The big day is Saturday 9th September … good luck to everyone involved!

Rev. Toby Tate, Rector of the Martlesham Benefice, is proposing to run to all 19 Anglican churches in Colneys Deanery: a distance of over 50 km, which is 
greater than a marathon.  (50 years- 50Km)  Toby will start at St Michael and All Angels Martlesham Village and end  at another of his parishes St Mary the Virgin, the rural Martlesham church.


Rev Toby Tate

Patrick Angus (from Telford, Birmingham but with family in Suffolk), is proposing to ride to all 32 churches in the Colneys Deanery and is happy for each church to raise sponsorship money  FOR THEIR OWN CHURCH.  Patrick will start at Trimley Methodist church, before going through Felixstowe and then onto the rural parishes and he will end at St Peter’s, Levington. 

Thirty-eight singers from Cantus Firmus choir will sing and walk as part of Ride and Stride, going from Coddenham to Ipswich, singing a short service at churches on the route. The Pilgrimage of Song, led by St Edmundsbury Cathedral & Ipswich Music Development Director Richard Hubbard, is part of the cathedral’s InHarmony Project.

Cantus Firmus choir

Botesdale Methodist Church has a refurbished 19th century organ that Ride and Stride participants are welcome to play.

Botesdale Methodist Church organ

More details of how to get involved in the big day are on this website. It is not too late!

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