‘The walk was really enjoyable and we were blessed with a very pleasant sunny autumn afternoon,’ Paul Bradley said, from St John’s Parish in Poulton.
Over 20 gathered to join the annual walk down the canal by Owd Nells’ pub, across the fields and back along the A6. There were several younger chatty and enthusiastic members of the parish community in the group of walkers – it was a pleasure to have them there!
Many of the group share a passion about matters of justice and poverty and truly want to make a change.
They were joined by Jon Lord, last year’s gapper, from Poulton, now training to be a teacher at St Martin’s College in Lancaster. He spent time chatting to all of the group, and particularly to the young ones, about his time in Kenya during his year with Step into the Gap. He hopes to share something of this experience with the Youth Group at the parish.
Conversations and companionship continued afterwards as the group enjoyed a pint (or other refreshments!) at Owd Nells. Our sincere thanks extend to the organisers of the walk, to the walkers themselves and to those who sponsored them so generously.
Thank you St John’s Parish for continuing to stand alongside our sisters and brothers overseas. Your solidarity and compassion is inspiring!