News and Events

Ride and Stride 2017 – Update

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The results of our bike ride this year show a total of over £140,000 was raised, with more still to come. This is the best year we have had since 2014, and a marvelous outcome for all those who visited churches and chapels on foot or bicycle on that September Saturday.

Many thanks to all who supported this event by manning the churches and so generously sponsoring the participants. Our ancient places of worship need constand work to the fabric to keep them sound and watertight, and the shocking thefts of lead fom the roofs continue to be a cuase for concern.

Whether churchgoers or not, people in Suffolk love and value their heritage of medieval buildings which provide a focal point for so many communities. Support the ride and join us next year. More information can be found here.

Patrick Grieve
Ride and Stride Chairman

Yalda Davis Update

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As you may remember earlier in the year we reported that Cellist Yalda Davis is endeavouring to play her cello in 439 Medieval country churches across Suffolk to raise funds for the SHCT alongside the Churches Conservation Trust and the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Well her journey continues this Winter with this trio of concerts:

Sunday 5th November, 3.30pm. Bradfield St Clare church.
Informal afternoon concert (30 mins); Bach cello suite in C minor. Free entry, donations to church funds.

Sunday 5th November, 6pm. Liston church (near Long Melford).
Performance of Bach cello suite in C minor during Compline. Free entry.

Sunday 17th December, 2.45pm. Hitcham church.
Performance of Handel Trio Sonata for 2 cellos and keyboard before the carol service (3pm). With Will Bass (cello) and John Wilkin (piano).

This video gives a flavour of what to expect:

 

If you would like Yalda to play in your church you can contact her here

Darwin’s Hitcham Friends

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History, Architecture and other Fascinating Facts

by Edward Martin

Demonstration & Have a go at Hand Bell Ringing
led by Dave Ward, Rattlesden Tower Captain

Sat 18th November
at 7pm
in Hitcham Church

To launch the Tower Project including the restoration of the bells

Entry is free but donations to the Tower Project would be appreciated

For more information & to help with the organisation including an  interval drink please telephone 01449 741265 with numbers attending.
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Suffolk Cello Church Tour

We are excited to read in the East Anglian Daily Times that Cellist Yalda Davis is endeavouring to play her cello in 439 Medieval country churches across Suffolk to raise funds for the SHCT alongside the Churches Conservation Trust and the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. You can read the full EADT article here. 

You can also keep up to date with Yalda’s progress here.