The parishioners of Whitehead and Islandmagee, Diocese of Connor, are once again stepping out to clock up the miles and raise funds to support the work of the parishes locally.
They will aim to collectively walk 3,381 miles – the equivalent of trekking all the way to the USA! The challenge is not only to get fitter, boosting positive mental health, but to support the caring work of St Patrick’s and St John’s churches in the local community.
Parishioners began their challenge on New Year’s Day and will keep adding up the miles until St Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2022.
Taking on something like this is nothing new for those stepping out – last year, parishioners collectively completed 4,310 miles – more than meeting their target of lapping the island of Ireland twice in the same time frame!
This article was written by Karen Bushby, Communications Officer for the Anglican Diocese of Connor.
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