St Anne's Church in Chasetown, near Burntwood, Staffordshire. Featuring an unusual symmetrical design in the Romanesque Revivals style, it was a pioneering building, as one of the first churches in the UK to have electricity. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/staffordshire (Received a £10,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant in 2014) www.stanneschasetown.org.uk/
St Peter's Church in Brighton, Sussex. Known as Brighton's unofficial cathedral, it was designed in 1827 by Charles Barry, a then largely unknown architect who was later knighted for his work on one of Britain's most iconic buildings, the Palace of Westminster. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Sussex Historic Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/sussex (Received a £40,000 National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grant in 2013) www.stpetersbrighton.org
The Bath Quaker Meeting House in Bath, Somerset. Grade II Listed, it began its life as a Masonic Hall, built in 1817 by William Wilkins (who also designed London's National Gallery) - and as a result is full of quirky features. Open for Ride+Stride 2014: to take part, contact the Somerset Churches Trust or visit www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/somerset. (Received a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant in 2013) http://www.bathquakermeeting.org.uk/
St Mary's Church in North Leigh, Oxfordshire. An architecturally fascinating late-Saxon church, boasting a century Doom fresco and a Perpendicular Gothic chapel with an exceptional fan vaulted ceiling.
St Mary, St Peter and St Paul Church in Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire. Dating from treats include fine Victorian stained glass windows and a century detached watchtower, built to guard the river against possible incursions from Wales.
St Mary Magdalene Church in Stoke Canon, Devon. Extensively rebuilt in 1835 but retains century Perpendicular west tower, and boasts notable Georgian and Victorian pews, fine stained glass windows, and an exceptionally interesting Norman font.