On Saturday 25th September, the Rev. David Bowles and members of Moviddy Union of Parishes undertook a ‘Walk around the Parish’. This was a sponsored walk in aid of CMS Ireland and in particular, Kibungo Diocese in Rwanda. Bishop Emmauel Ntazinda of Kibungo Diocese and the Rev. Roger Thompson of CMS Ireland both sent videos of thanks and prayers for the walk.
Many parishioners joined the Rev’d David Bowles for different sections of the walk, commencing with a stretch between St Mark’s Church, Kilbonane, Aherla, and Old Kilbonane Church. They then walked to St Martin’s Church, Templemartin, where refreshments were provided by a group of kind parishioners. Lunch was served at their next stop, St Andrew’s Church, Kilmurry. Later that afternoon they reached Old St Helen’s Church, Moviddy, Crookstown. After being on the move for eight hours, they ended up back at St Mark’s, Kilbonane, having covered a total of about 30km across the parish.
The Rev. David Bowles said:
It turned out to be a lovely bright and sunny day and it was a great opportunity to catch up with one another whilst also enjoying God’s creation and contributing to a worthy cause.