In the sloe lane: a bike tour of churches in rural Oxfordshire

September 23, 2016 by: Jane Owen It is Ride+Stride day when thousands of people in the UK walk or ride from church to church raising money to prop up what remains of these lovely buildings following the attentions of Henry VIII, Cromwell and, more recently, indifference and dwindling congregations. A banker friend raised £4,000 by… Read more »



Ride and Stride 2016

Our next annual Ride and Stride event is just around the corner on the 10th September and we are looking for families, schools and community groups to help support us and spread the word. Ride and Stride is an annual sponsored event which takes place on the second Saturday in September. The event showcases all… Read more »


You are invited to Come Biking with the Bishop!

Bishop Colin and I would be delighted if others wish to join us for our planned cycle route for this year’s Ride and Stride on Saturday 10 September. Do join us for all or part of the day. It should be good fun. Our circular route will take us round churches and chapels from Standlake,… Read more »



Come Biking with the Bishop!

Bishop Colin and I would be delighted if others wish to join us for our planned cycle route for this year’s Ride and Stride on Saturday 12 September. Do join us for all or part of the day. It should be good fun. Our route will take us round churches and chapels in and around… Read more »


Ride and Stride 2014

It is wonderful to report that last year’s Ride and Stride raised the record sum of £129,562, which includes a healthy sum of Gift Aid. 92 people set up JustGiving pages, which is a very encouraging increase since it makes the collection and recording of sponsorship money much easier. The ages of those who participated… Read more »


Killing Lots of Birds with One Stone

Bishop Colin, Basil Eastwood and company

Diane and Dennis Blease had planned an excellent circuit for us taking in 13 churches (and a stop for a sandwich in a nice pub). It was a fairly leisurely timetable, but I was kept very busy in each church hearing about their plans and problems. Julia Twynam our Area Representative had given me a… Read more »


Come and Bike with the Bishop!

Uffington, St Mary

Bishop Colin and I would be delighted if others wish to join us for our planned cycle route for this year’s Ride and Stride on Saturday 13 September. Our route will take us round some of the lovely churches of the Vale of the White Horse. It’s wonderful countryside and it should be a pleasant… Read more »


R+S Right Royal Occasion

Didn’t we have a lovely day the day we went to the Abbey? Yes, it was unforgettable…. it was the day the heavens opened and absolute torrents beat mercilessly down… through the roof of Dorchester Abbey, flooding the floor: pools of it (had it been arranged ready for the next grant application to OHCT?). It… Read more »


50th anniversary ceremony in Dorchester Abbey

The Cake

Dorchester Friday 25 April 2014 The Earl and Countess of Wessex delighted members of the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust (OHCT) by joining them at a service in Dorchester Abbey to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary. “The OHCT works hard to help preserve some of what we believe to be some of the finest buildings in… Read more »


Ride and Stride 2013

The weather was definitely unkind on 14 September; but our noble Riders, Striders and Welcomers were undeterred in spite of getting wet. Headed by the Bishop of Dorchester and the OHCT Chairman, Basil Eastwood, who cycled up some steep hills in the Henley area, 800 St/Riders and 135 Welcomers raised the magnificent total of £127,344… Read more »


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Abingdon Baptist Church
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Awarded a grant by the OHCT of £15,000 for major internal improvements in 2014/2015

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