This year, Clifton Diocese is celebrating ‘A Year of Prayer’ and, encouraged by the Deputy Director for Schools and Colleges, Ann Fowler, schools have been taking part by linking prayer with action.
Pope Francis’ charity for overseas mission, Missio and its children’s branch, Mission Together, asks children to put their faith into action by praying for, and sharing with, children living in poverty overseas. So, for Ann, it was appropriate to set schools the challenge to raise £10,000 between them for Mission Together.
Ann and her husband, Tony, have given themselves the task of walking the Cotswold Way Challenge – a walk of 50 kilometres in less than 14 hours!
Ann told us, ‘If we are asking schools to put their time and effort into supporting the respective charities it is important for us to show we are willing to do the same. We would also like the work of Mission Together to be more widely known.’
The Walk takes place on 29 June and Ann hopes that children from schools in the diocese will turn out to cheer her on. You can sponsor Ann by visiting the link below:
Good luck to you both. We are sure the children of Clifton diocese are very proud of you!