Deanery Dash brings in cash for choristers

June 05 2016

CHORISTERS from Frenchay Parish Church came up with a novel way to raise funds for new choir robes.

CHORISTERS from Frenchay Parish Church came up with a novel way to raise funds for new choir robes.
They staged a Deanery Dash in which they sang a humn in each of the 32 churches in the Kingswood and South Gloucestershire Deanery in one day.
The marathon began at 8am in Stapleton and finished in the evening in Frenchay, having taken in 60 miles and a lot of verses.
The sponsored event has already brought in more than £1,000 for the choir, which has 25 adult members and nearly 20 junior choristers.
The children’s choir was established in 2011 and has grown rapidly.
Andrew Morgan, from the church, said: “The adult choir has been in existence since the late 19th century, and some of the robes appear to be equally old!”
The aim is to replace the adult choir robes with new ones to match the juniors’ outfits.
You can sponsore them via BTMyDonate at: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/deanerydash30  or by texting DASH30£10 to 70070.
The attached pictures show the route taken. Can you work out which church is which?