Mitre known the weather would be risky


Bishop Alan Williams was taking no chances with the weather when he joined a sponsored walk between the churches of St Therese of Lisieux and Holy Trinity in Basildon.


The forecast was pretty awful so he went armed with rucksack, umbrella and cagoule.


He said: “In the event the weather was fine and I enjoyed the walk between the two parish churches, although it was not very long.”


As president of the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society (bccs), Bishop Alan launched the charity’s Relay 100 Community Event, accompanied by some members of the Basildon Knights of St Columba who have been coordinating sponsored walks for bccs for many years.


Bishop Alan, a keen walker and climber, said: “I was delighted to start the Relay event off. These have been challenging times for bccs but they have been very creative and flexible in their ways of working, supporting not only children but teachers and parents as well during the pandemic.


"They do very valuable work and I am delighted to support them in any way possible.”


There's still time to help the bishop and his fellow hikers hit their £10,000 target. Visit the bccs Just Giving page here.

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