50 @ 50 4 £5000

After turning 50 years old, the new rector of Drumglass Parish, the Rev. Bryan Martin, has asked his parishioners to raise over £5000 as he, and others, walk 50 miles from St. Elizabeth’s Church of Ireland, Moygashel to St. Columb’s Cathedral, Londonderry to meet their former rector, the Rt. Rev. Andrew Forster, (now Bishop of Derry & Raphoe).

The parish is currently refurbishing their hall at St. Anne’s in Dungannon, and half of the money raised will be allocated to the parish hall refurbishment project and the other half to bore a well in East Africa with Fields of Life.

The group are to set off at 7am on Friday 4th June and plan to walk for just under 9 hours that day, through Donaghmore, Pomeroy, and finishing up in Sperrin; approximately 28 miles.

The next day, they will walk from Sperrin to Claudy and then on to the Maiden City and to St. Columb’s Cathedral where they will meet Bishop Andrew and rest their weary feet after a combined 2 day walk of 50 miles.

The Rev. Martin said, ‘We are looking forward to opening our newly refurbished hall later in October and hope that many of the people of Dungannon and further afield can come and be part of our church community. But greater still, will be the encouragement that through walking 50 miles and raising over £5000 we will have helped some of the 884 million people around the world who do not have access to safe drinking water.’

If would like to sponsor the walk you can give to the Just Giving page through this link: http://alturl.com/6v37z or alternatively you can send a cheque, to Drumglass Parish c/o The Rectory, 26 Circular Road, Dungannon. Thank you so much for your support.